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Welcome to ERCast, a focused discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns we face everyday in the emergency department.

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Sep 30, 2017

Megan Spyres, toxicologist and emergency physician at LA County-USC, gives a primer on diagnosing and treating Wernicke's encephalopathy. The title of this post "What you don't know about Wernicke's encephalopathy" is more from my perspective than a commentary on what you, the listener, may know. After all, you might be...


Sep 20, 2017

Mike Mallin is a legend in emergency ultrasound but, by day, he's a regular guy and community ED doc. In this episode, Mike and Rob talk about

  • making the change from an academic to community medicine job
  • working in a place that sparks joy
  • working locum tenens
  • soft tissue ultrasound looking for abscess
  • placing...