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Jul 6, 2019

Scott Weingart and Amal Mattu are our guests as we break down the critical decision points in a case of a patient with an acute anterior STEMI and cardiogenic shock.

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Apr 13, 2019

Patients with infected ureteral stones present a true medical emergency. I very well may be obvious what's going on but, often, it's not so clear. Maybe the patient has no fever but a few white cells in the urine, or maybe they look sick but have a negative UA. In this wide-ranging discussion, we interview urologist...


Feb 11, 2019

Not all post tonsillectomy bleeds are created equal, and not all portend decompensation into hemorrhagic shock (though some do). Emergency physician Gene Hern and ENT surgeon Clay Finley give their thoughts on approach and management.  


Nov 7, 2018

Hyperkalemia is one of, if not the most, common electrolyte abnormalities we see. But much of what we do in treatment is what someone told us to do when we were young learners. In this episode we debunk hyperkalemia myths and discuss an evidence based approach to management. For more great content check out 


Aug 6, 2018

  • Few patients are more challenging in the ED than the asthmatic in extremis who is recalcitrant to standard therapy.  Asthma is different than other causes of severe respiratory distress.  And there are different forms of asthma as well.

  • Besides cricoid pressure, magnesium, and slowing down ventilations, how else...