FOAMcast - Emergency Medicine Core Content (neurology)

We review the FOAM video by Dr. Anna Pickens of EMin5.com on "Special Seizures" including hyponatremia, isoniazid toxcitiy, alcohol withdrawal, and eclampsia.


Then we review core content on seizures using Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review.


Thanks for listening!

Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_50_Seizures_v2.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

This week we review the Taming the SRU podcast, "Ketamine Cagematch" (iTunes) in which Drs. Minh Le Cong and Chris Zammit banter about the use of ketamine in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Then, we delve into core content pearls on concussion/mild TBI including diagnosis, treatment, and complications using Tintinalli 254 but to be honest, Rosenalli is lacking on this topic so we've turned to the ACEP clinical policyAAN guidelinesOntario Pediatric Guidelines, and the  AAP guidelines on the topic.

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_24._Ketamine_and_Concussions.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

As detailed in this FOAMcastini, ACEP just released a draft of an updated clinical policy on tPA for acute ischemic stroke.  This came in the wake of years of controversy over the aggressive position taken in the 2012 clinical policy.

While FOAMcast is not an interview style podcast, we felt compelled to get some perspective on Emergency Physicians a little more experienced than ourselves.  Here we interview:

Dr. Ryan Radecki (@emlitofnote), Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Houston

  • See his response to the policy on his blog here

Dr. David Newman (#draftnewman), Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami), Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, NYU

Dr. Ken Milne (@thesgem), Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital

Direct download: FOAMcastini_ACEP_tPA_interviews.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

On Jan 12, 2015, ACEP released the draft of the new clinical policy on tPA in acute ischemic stroke. This was an update of the  ACEP tPA Clinical Policy 2012, which has been entrenched in controversy since it was published.  

In this episode we dicuss the major differences between the two policies.  Then, have your say. Comment on the draft here

Direct download: FOAMcastini_ACEP_tPA_.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

This week we review Dr. Rob Orman's ERCast episode, Is it really a sinus headache?

Then, we delve into core content headache pearls with an ophthalmology bent using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).  We cover temporal arteritis, acute angle closure glaucoma, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 159; Rosen's (8e) Ch 20, 103

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_16._ERCAST_and_Headaches.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

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