Month: June 2017

Hemoptysis

This week we are going to talk about the 3 types of hemoptysis, the differential diagnosis, and a basic approach.

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Sims T. Hemoptysis. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Yealy DM, Meckler GD, Cline DM. eds. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2016.

Aspirin Overdose (Critical Diagnosis)

Aspirin overdoses are the great mimicker, and the queen of both intentional and unintentional overdoses. This week we will discuss a basic approach to this critical diagnosis.

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Levitan R, Lovecchio F. Salicylates. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Yealy DM, Meckler GD, Cline DM. eds. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2016.

 

Tylenol Overdose (Critical Diagnosis)

The king of all overdoses is acetaminophen. In this episode we will discuss an approach to this overdose with an emphasis on the life-saving antidote, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC).

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Hung OL, Nelson LS. Acetaminophen. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Yealy DM, Meckler GD, Cline DM. eds. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2016.