Jun 26, 2023
Contributor: Chris Holmes MD
“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards” - Transient Global Amnesia
A syndrome with sudden retrograde memory loss in which patients cannot retain new information
Characterized by perseveration in frequent intervals
Jun 19, 2023
Contributor: Nicholas Tsipis, MD
What study was Dr. Tsipis talking about?
In December of 2022, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) put out a study titled “Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review.”
This study triggered many news stories from...
Jun 12, 2023
Contributor: Travis Barlock MD
The QT interval represents phases 2 and 3 of ventricular plateau and repolarization, respectively.
As the QT interval lengthens, more sodium and calcium channels are available and susceptible to action potentials.
Prolonged QT interval is more concerning in...
Jun 7, 2023
Contributors: Andrew White MD & Travis Barlock MD
In this follow-up episode Dr. Andrew White, a practicing psychiatrist with an addiction medicine fellowship, and Dr. Travis Barlock, an emergency physician at Swedish Medical Center, discuss mental health holds, psychiatric placement, pharmacologic vs. non-pharmacologic...
Jun 5, 2023
Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD
What is Tranq?
Tranq is the street name for xylazine, a sedative drug typically used in veterinary medicine.
Xylazine has recently emerged as a recreational drug, often mixed with heroin or fentanyl.
The mechanism of action of xylazine is similar to...