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Focus On: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

EMTALA imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Emergency Airway Management in the Pregnant Patient

Airway management in the care of the gravid patient is well within the scope of emergency medicine practice. However, it is a little explored topic in the emergency medicine literature.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Acetaminophen Toxicity and Treatment

The 2004 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System indicated 133,125 exposures to acetaminophen and combination products containing acetaminophen. Of these, there were 218 deaths, almost half of which were due to ingestions of combination products.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Therapeutic Hypothermia

Survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrest are poor, but recently significant attention has been directed toward the use of mild therapeutic hypothermia in comatose survivors.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Treatment Options for Pneumothorax

Define the various types of pneumothoraces. Describe the indications for needle aspiration and small-bore catheter placement in the management of pneumothoraces as outlined by the ACCP and BTS. Discuss the controversies surrounding needle aspiration and small-bore catheter placement for management of pneumothoraces. Identify the characteristics of those patients with pneumothoraces unlikely to be successfully treated with needle aspiration and small-bore catheter placement. Identify sub-sets of patients who have had their pneumothoraces successfully treated with needle aspiration and small-bore catheter placement.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
almost 9 years ago
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Awake Intubation

<p>An interview with ED Critical Care 7th degree</p <p>black belt Scott Weingart, MD.</p>  
Rob Orman, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Hypoxia: physiological causes

Understanding the root cause of hypoxia will allow for more appropriate treatment.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Hypernatremia

Evaluation and treatment of elevated serum sodium is presented.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Environmental Hypothermia

Following the recent crash of the US Airways in the Hudson River, it is an appropriate time to discuss the clinical manifestations and treatment of hypothermia.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Therapeutic Hypothermia following Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic Hypothermia following cardiac arrest has been demonstrated to improve outcomes.&nbsp; Starting Jan 1, 2009 Ney York City EMS will dorect patients to those hospitals&nbsp;able to delivery such care.&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Myocardial Infarction: PCI and medications

This is the second installment of this topic. In this episode we talk about the role of angioplasty and role of various medications in the treatment of the patient having an MI.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem in ICU patients, but it is a problem with many potential causes, and not always a well defined treatment.&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Early Surgery Improves Outcomes Following Critical Burns

<p>Early surgical excision is likely to be the most significant individual variable to imporve the outcome of a patient (adult or child) with a critical burn.&nbsp; Nevertheless, many nonburn physicians still want to apply to 1970 treatment paradigms to this population of injured patients.&nbsp;&nbsp; This episode will hopefull replace these falsehoods with fact supported in the literature.&nbsp; </p>  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Renal Replacement Therapy: SCUF, SLED, CVVH, CVVHD, IHD--what does it all mean

Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is rather a confusing topic.&nbsp; What do all those initials mean and why use one therapy over another?&nbsp; This podcast will explain the difference between intermittent and continous.&nbsp;&nbsp; What are the various forms of continuous and how do they differ?&nbsp;&nbsp; What are the concepts of ultrafiltration, diffusion, and convection?&nbsp; These questions will be answered in this introduction to renal replacement.&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

A discussion of the various types of ventilators with a focus on the various ventilator modes and types of ventilator cycles.&nbsp; Also presented is the topic of pressure support ventilation (PSV)  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Expert Round Table with Drs. Hensing and Jackman on Molecular Markers and Sequencing of Therapy for Advanced NSCLC, Case 2 (video)

<p>Case discussion with Drs. Tom Hensing of in Chicago &amp; David Jackman in Boston, discussing practical issues around molecular marker testing &amp; recommended treatments for first line &amp; maintenance therapy for an ex-smoker with a lung adenocarcinoma.</p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Expert Round Table with Drs. Hensing and Jackman on Molecular Markers and Sequencing of Therapy for Advanced NSCLC, Case 2 (audio)

<p>Case discussion with Drs. Tom Hensing of in Chicago &amp; David Jackman in Boston, discussing practical issues around molecular marker testing &amp; recommended treatments for first line &amp; maintenance therapy for an ex-smoker with a lung adenocarcinoma.</p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Expert Round Table with Drs. Hensing and Jackman on Molecular Markers and Sequencing of Therapy for Advanced NSCLC (video)

<p>Case discussion with Drs. Tom Hensing of in Chicago &amp; David Jackman in Boston, discussing practical issues around molecular marker testing &amp; recommended treatments for first line &amp; maintenance therapy for a patient with advanced squamous cell NSCLC.</p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Expert Round Table with Drs. Hensing and Jackman on Molecular Markers and Sequencing of Therapy for Advanced NSCLC (audio)

<p>Case discussion with Drs. Tom Hensing of in Chicago &amp; David Jackman in Boston, discussing practical issues around molecular marker testing &amp; recommended treatments for first line &amp; maintenance therapy for a patient with advanced squamous cell NSCLC.</p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Q&A on Post-Operative Chemotherapy for Head/Neck Cancer, by Dr. Ezra Cohen (audio)

<p>Q&amp;A session wtih Dr. Ezra Cohen, medical oncologist from the University of Chicago, after his expert overview of head/neck cancer and specific discussion of role of post-operative chemotherapy.</p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago