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Dec 28, 2018

Today, I'd like to talk about pulmonary hypertension.

Most find this quite dull and boring. But, I find this topic interesting, and actually wrote a PA school paper on the topic. 

Before you skip this podcast, reconsider...

...I mean this topic is on the boards. Can you really say you know all the groups of pulmonary...


Dec 20, 2018

The next patient on your list is a 35 year old male with a past medical history of IV drug and alcohol abuse. He's been sober for the last 7 years. 

He presents to the ER after a mechanical fall at home. The nursing triage notes states the patient was in his normal state of health, until about two days prior.

He may...


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...