FOAMcast - An Emergency Medicine Podcast
Episode 6 - Hepatic Emergencies

This episode is inspired by a tweet from Dr. Nick Genes who queried why there wasn't more focus on hepatic emergencies in FOAM  (Free Open Access Medical education).  

We review the FOAM from Maryland's Critical Care Project ,"Chyle- coming to a paracentesis near you," on chylous ascites.  Then, we discuss core content liver emergencies, focusing on Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and a smattering of hepatotoxic drugs.

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

Key Texts: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Board Review(7e) Chapter83, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (8e) Chapter 90

Thanks for listening!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer