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ERCAST

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

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Feb 14, 2017

There's a journal club in my living room every few months (or at least there will be - this was the first). Raconteur Adam Rowh, MD joins the show to talk the med lit we dissected by the fireside.
Stuff in this show

  • Prandoni, Paolo, et al. "Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for...


Jul 12, 2016

Intro: Scott Weingart explains why he meditates and how it's like 'kettlebells for the brain'.

Main episode: Chris Hicks is a Canadian emergency physician and trauma team leader. In this episode, he gives simple practices to improve your management of an emergency department shift as well as controlling the...


May 1, 2016

Does anything work to reverse angioedema? If it's hereditary, then icatibant may do the trick. Otherwise, there's not much out there. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has it's place in angioedema lore as something that works, but the evidence in its favor is a series of case reports. Emergency physician and angioedema...


Dec 1, 2015

Reuben Strayer from empdates.com is our guest to discuss proper dosing of ketamine.

Take home message: At very low dose, you get analgesia with minimal effect on perception and emotion. At a very high dose, you’re going to get dissociation. In between high and low doses, you don’t know what kid of...


Nov 23, 2015

Jeff Kline is one of the world's leading researchers in thromboembolism. He's also a dad, bodybuilder, former wrestler, and philosopher.