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Emergency Medical Minute


Apr 27, 2022

In this special episode of MHM, we feature Dr. Nadia Haddad, a Colorado psychiatrist, and Dr. Ricky Dhaliwal, an emergency medicine physician, as they discuss the implications of OUD in Colorado. As a substance use disorder specialist, Dr. Haddad provides an invaluable perspective on various treatment modalities for OUD...

Apr 26, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Traditionally, blood cultures are drawn from two separate sites despite no data to suggest this is better than drawing blood from one site
  • Recent study evaluated multi-site versus single-site blood cultures to determine if there was a difference in accuracy or...

Apr 25, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Olecranon bursitis refers to inflammation in the bursa of the elbow and can be due to infection or trauma
  • Recent study examined treating suspected septic olecranon bursitis with antibiotics versus drainage
  • About 90% of the patients treated with antibiotic therapy for...

Apr 20, 2022

On this episode of On the Streets, our host, Jordan Ourada, talks with cardiologist, Dr. Chirag Chauhan, about all things cardiac. Highlighted topics:
  • Wrist versus femoral access in the cath lab
  • The most important prehospital interventions for an MI 
  • Nitroglycerin: Who gets it and what are the precautions
  • Lidocaine and...

Apr 19, 2022

Contributor: Chris Holmes, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Maggots were discovered as a therapy to help wound healing in WWI, but this fell out of favor after the discovery of penicillin
  • One study from Israel used maggots in treating diabetic foot wound with positive results but notable patient discomfort
  • Maggots debride...