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Blogs

EM Quick Hits 33 Polytrauma Tips & Tricks, Toxic Megacolon, ECG in PE, Patch Calls, CT Before LP, Nebulized Ketamine

Anton Helman | Oct 18, 21

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast, Anand Swaminathan on tips and tricks in polytrauma, Rohit Mohindra on diagnosis and management of toxic megacolon, Jesse McLaren on ECG in pulmonary embolism, Victoria Myers on approach to the patch call for cardiac arrest, Brit Long on when to do a CT head before LP, Salim Rezaie on nebulized ketamine - the ketaBAN study...

The post EM Quick Hits 33 Polytrauma Tips & Tricks, Toxic Megacolon, ECG in PE, Patch Calls, CT Before LP, Nebulized Ketamine appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Jesse McLaren | Oct 18, 21
ECG Cases 26: Pulmonary Embolism and Acute RV Strain

In this month's ECG Cases Dr. Jesse McLaren runs through 10 cases and explains how the ECG can be integral in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism, even though it is not incorporated into any of the commonly used decision tools for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism...

The post ECG Cases 26: Pulmonary Embolism and Acute RV Strain appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Conn Hastings | Oct 07, 21
POEMS Electro-Optical Cardiac Stimulator to Study Arrhythmias
At the University of Bern in Switzerland, researchers have developed the Panoramic Opto-Electrical Measurement and Stimulation (POEMS) system, which allows them to conduct advanced optogenetic experiments with mouse hearts. The device, which contains a volume into which a mouse heart can be placed, lets the Swiss team stimulate various cell types using light, and then […]
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Marco Torres | Sep 30, 21
DoReMi Trial: Milrinone vs Dobutamine for Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock

Background Information: The management of patients in cardiogenic shock is often multifactorial, consisting of mechanical circulatory support, vasopressors and inotropes. While the latter two are the foundation of therapy, the literature is scarce on whether milrinone or dobutamine will be more effective. Prior comparisons are limited to a single randomized trial of patients awaiting heart transplant and two observational studies that showed no difference in in-hospital mortality.1 The lack of data to answer this question often results in clinician preference driving the decision on drug selection. The authors of this randomized double-blind trial sought out to address the knowledge gap in the management of these cardiogenic shock patients.

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Jesse McLaren | Sep 21, 21
ECG Cases 25: ‘Late STEMI’ – How acute is the coronary occlusion?

In this ECG Cases blog we look at 10 patients with potentially ischemic symptoms. Which had a coronary occlusion, and how acute were they? Jesse McLaren explains 'Late STEMI' and how reperfusion strategies should not be based on time of symptom onset...

The post ECG Cases 25: ‘Late STEMI’ – How acute is the coronary occlusion? appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Conn Hastings | Aug 31, 21
Carbon Nanotube Thread Lets Clothes Monitor Health
Researchers at Rice University managed to create flexible carbon nanotube fibers that can be incorporated into clothing to function as wearable health monitors. The new thread is highly conductive, but it is washable and strong, allowing it to function as an unobtrusive component of clothing. So far, the researchers have incorporated the fibers into a […]
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Conn Hastings | Aug 26, 21
Cracking Calcium in Arteries Using Sound Waves: Interview with Shockwave Medical’s Scott Shadiow
Shockwave Medical, a medtech company based in California, has developed a technique called intravascular lithotripsy, which involves delivering sonic waves to calcified plaque in an artery in much the same way that sound waves have been used to treat kidney stones for many years. The idea is to safely crack the calcified deposits so that […]
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