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A Trio of Ketamine
A dive into 3 articles looking at the use of ketamine in the Emergency Department.
01:23 - Slow vs rapid infusion of ketamine for pain control in the ED
13:42 - Hemodynamic effects of ketamine vs etomidate for RSI
21:59 - Effect of versed or haldol vs placebo for emergence agitation in ketamine procedural sedation
Updates in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
We recap 3 recently published articles that look at various aspects of caring for pediatric cardiac arrest patients. Is Epi helpful? Therapeutic hypothermia or normothermia - which is better? Is old school lidocaine better than amiodarone?
What to Do about the Flu?
In this podcast, we recap our most recent journal club which look at 3 papers on the topic on influenza. One recently published in the BMJ looking at usual care vs oseltamivir for community treatment of influenza-like illness, one looking at baloxavir for treatment of influenza, and a 3rd paper looking at the association of cardiovascular events and influenza infections.
Intrathecal Baclofen Withdrawal - Research Corner
In this latest episode of our Research Corner series, Dr. Hill sits down with PGY-3 Adam Gottula, MD and Amanda Peck, PharmD to discuss their recently published case report describing the use of dexmedetomidine for the management of acute intrathecal baclofen withdrawal. The discussion encompasses the mechanisms of action of baclofen, dexmedetomidine, and how dexmedetomidine might be useful in the management of these complex patients.
Prehosptial Stroke Triage Research Corner
Over the past 5 years, there has been a dramatic expansion of the treatment strategies used to treat patients with acute ischemic stoke. As some of these treatments involve specific resources only available at certain institutions, appropriate triage of patients in the prehospital environment is becoming ever important. On one hand a patient who would best benefit from endovascular treatment triaged to a center without that capability will undoubtedly suffer a delay in care. On the other hand, over-triaging stroke patients to a comprehensive stroke center could overwhelm the resources of that center, potentially impacting the care of patients at that center. In the podcast below, we talk with Dr. Jason McMullan of the UC EM Division of EMS and Dr. James Li, PGY-3 who both have recent publications focusing on this phase of patient care.
No Lung, No Problem! - VV ECMO
Transporting a VV ECMO and sweating? Hearing beeps in your sleep and fearing the flow alarm? Bolster your VV ECMO knowledge with Dr. Liz Powell and Paige Barger interviewed by Dr. Adam Gottula.