Topical Anesthetics in Corneal Abrasions - A Consensus Guideline from ACEP
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4d ago
In this episode, we review a consensus guideline from the American College of Emergency Physicians on the use of topical anesthetics in corneal abrasions.  Show notes and references: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren WEstafer ..read more
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Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Update from the AHA
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by FOAMcast
2M ago
This episode covers emergency medicine-related recommendations from the American Heart Association's (AHA) clinical guideline on atrial fibrillation: 2023 ACC/AHA/ACCP/HRS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation Circulation. 2023 Show notes and references: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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Tranfusion Thresholds in Myocardial Infarction
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by FOAMcast
2M ago
The AABB recently published updated recommendations for blood transfusion thresholds. This podcast reviews these recommendations and a recent study, the MINT trial, in which patients with anemia and a myocardial infarction were randomized to a restrictive strategy or liberal transfusion strategy. Show notes / references: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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ACEP Clinical Policy: Sedation of the Agitated Patient
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by FOAMcast
2M ago
This epsiode reviews the new clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) on medication for acutely agitated patients needing parenteral sedation. Show notes / references: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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REBOA: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta
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by FOAMcast
4M ago
In this episode, we review Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), notably dissecting the recent Jansen et al trial in JAMA. Shownotes / References:  FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer ..read more
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Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder
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by FOAMcast
6M ago
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is commonly encountered in the ED and visits related to alcohol are estimated to be ~4% of all ED visits in the US. Despite this, most EDs offer little support and harm reduction for patients with AUD. In this podcast, we review naltrexone, the first-line medication for patients with AUD, which is starting to be initiated in US EDs by emergency clinicians.  AAEM position paper References and show notes: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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Steroids for Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia
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by Lauren Westafer
11M ago
Recommendations for the use of steroids in community-acquired pneumonia have been mixed. This episode reviews a large multicenter randomized trial in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dequin et al on hydrocortisone for severe community-acquired pneumonia.  References/show notes: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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CLOVERS Trial: Restricted vs Liberal Fluids in Sepsis-Induced Hypotension
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by FOAMcast
1y ago
In this episode we review the CLOVERS trial, a randomized trial of early (first 24 hours) restrictive versus liberal fluids.  Show notes/references: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust + Lauren Westafer ..read more
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Management of Acute, Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
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by FOAMcast
1y ago
This episode reviews guideline recommendations and literature on the management of acute, uncomplicated diverticulitis - highlighting the recommendations to only prescribe antibiotics to select patients. References/Show Notes: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren WEstafer ..read more
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The "Diamond of Death" in Trauma - Hypocalcemia
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by FOAMcast
1y ago
This episode reviews a shift from the "lethal triad" in trauma to the "diamond of death," exploring the role of calcium in hemostasis and critically ill patients. We review the literature that is available on hypocalcemia and trauma patients References/show notes: FOAMcast.org Thanks for listening! Lauren Westafer ..read more
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