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Dec 13, 2018

Today, I want to review the evaluation and management of an acute COPD exacerbation. 

We have a 65 year old obese male who's a former smoker of 30 years (1 pack/day), but quit 5 years ago. 

He has a past medical history of COPD on 3L nasal canula, coronary artery disease, GERD, and type 2 DM.

He's presenting with a 3...

Dec 7, 2018

Last week, we reviewed the different types of anticoagulation medications. 

Today, I want to review what to do when things go bad aka what are the reversal agents.

There are 4 basic questions you should consider when thinking about anticoagulation reversal:

  1. Is the patient actively bleeding aka do I have to take...

Nov 29, 2018

Today, we're going to change gears. 

No case today and no systematic review.

Instead, I want to review anticoagulation pharmacology...any medication that inhibits one or more steps of that coagulation cascade. 

We're going to review the new and old agents, including:

  • Mechanism of action
  • Indications
  • Precautions
  • Adverse...

Nov 23, 2018

I was doing some moonlighting the other week, and I had a textbook case walk through the door. However, it's a case that doesn't walk through the door all too often.

I had a 63 year old male with a history of hypertension and type 2 DM who presented with sore throat x 5 days. He denies shortness of breath and chest...

Nov 15, 2018

It's that time of year ago and our little viral friend is quickly gracing us with it's presence. 

As of November 2nd, the CDC informed the community that influenza activity is low, however there have been small increases of activity seen over the prior week.

So, it's coming...

The three main strains seen are influenza A...