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Emergency Medical Minute


Oct 26, 2021

Contributor: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Ivermectin is a Nobel-Prize winning antiparasitic  used to treat filariasis and onchocerciasis
  • Ivermectin is receiving press due to a scientific study examining ivermectin on COVID-19 viral replication in vitro, but the dosages needed for this effect were much higher than...

Oct 25, 2021

Contributor: Alec Coston, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Flash pulmonary edema or Sympathetic Crash Acute Pulmonary Edema (SCAPE) is a severe illness that requires aggressive treatment
  • Often in patients with heart failure and a sympathetic surge increasing heart rate, decreased diastolic filling, increased preload, and...

Oct 20, 2021

In this podcast, we are back again with host, Jordan Ourada, and neurosurgeon, Dr. Eddie Tsvankin as they discuss an exciting and mind-blowing array of topics pertaining to neurosurgery. Listen as Dr. Tsvankin shares his views on not only the history of neurosurgery, but also the medical, surgical, and engineering...

Oct 19, 2021

Contributor: Donald Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Hip Dislocation
    • Prolonged dislocations can impair blood supply to femoral head
    • Hip dislocation for >6 hours puts patient at high risk for needing a hip replacement in the next two year
  • Knee Dislocation
    • High mechanism
    • Often looks anatomically normal on knee x-ray

Oct 18, 2021

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • To place a Blakemore/Minnesota Tube:
    • Insert into esophagus under visualization
    • Inflate gastric port with 60 cc of air and obtain a chest xray to ensure the balloon below the diaphragm
    • Once confirmed, place a total of 500cc of air into the gastric balloon via the...