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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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Mar 21, 2018

Walker Foland is an emergency physician practicing in Michigan and in this episode breaks down why pseudoseizures, now termed PNES (Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures), are a real disease.

 

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Are patients with PNES ‘faking it’?

  • PNES is a conversion disorder: an unconscious...


Mar 12, 2018

Joe Habbousche is the CEO of MDCalc, the world's most used online medical calculator. Chances are, you've used it yourself. Joe is a passionate advocate for the practice of evidence based medicine and the proper use of clinical decision tools. In this episode, we dissect one of his favorites: the Canadian CT Head...


Mar 5, 2018

In the edition of the Ercast journal club

  • thrombectomy in pts with delayed stroke presentation shows promise
  • beware behavioral changes after procedural sedation
  • kids with isolated linear skull fractures have a good short term prognosis
  • procalcitonin may help decrease abx use in respiratory infections
  • steroids in mild...