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The People Can Decide the Best Policy, Only If They Have the Best Information

Science Based Medicine

Doctors who prioritized politics over being a "neutral judge" failed to provide the best information. The post The People Can Decide the Best Policy, Only If They Have the Best Information first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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The Latest in Critical Care, 12/4/23 (Issue #21)

PulmCCM

Induced sighs in mechanically ventilated patients (SiVent trial) In the 1960s, anesthesiologists noticed that if they gave a large breath (a “sigh”) to anesthetized patients every so often, their oxygenation improved. More seemed better, and soon all ventilated patients were getting lung-straining tidal volumes of 10-15 ml/kg. Those with persistent hypoxemia could be further topped off with recruitment maneuvers: delivering sustained PEEP of >50 cm H2O (60-70 cm H2O in obese pati

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Misogynies and Misperceptions: Musings of a Female Physician Towards the End of Her Career

SheMD

Today's post by Dr. Cristina Carballo-Perelman (@ccperelman) shares her musings towards the ends of her career about the misogynies and misperceptions that she has faced in the last decades of medical practice. It is a great reminder as we start this new year that we have come a LONG WAY and yet we still have a LONG WAY to go to achieve true equality.

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203. Dialysis Emergencies: no, not just hyperK

Board Bombs

What if we told you the biggest killer of dialysis patients wasn't hyperkalemia? What that blow your mind? Wait until we talk about Santa. Want to experience the greatest in board studying? Check out our interactive question bank podcast- the FIRST of its kind here. Cite this podcast as: Briggs, Blake; Husain, Iltifat. 203. Dialysis Emergencies: No, not hyperK.

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HEMS Debrief #10 – Dr Brian Burns (part two)

Greater Sydney Area HEMS

Join for the second part of Dr Brian Burns’ episode, as we continue to discuss mimics of shock in our trauma population. See some show notes below for more resources. Thanks for listening!

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Imaging Case of the Week 572 Answer

EMergucate

The portable chest x-ray shows evidence of pneumoperitoneum. The patient had a perforated sigmoid diverticulitis which resulted in profound pneumoperitoneum.

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What Are Some Risks For Offspring of Assisted Reproductive Technologies?

Pediatric Education

Patient Presentation An 8-day-old female came to clinic for her health maintenance examination. The past medical history showed she was born by in vitro fertilization to a 34 year old G3 now P1 female at 36 2/7 weeks after preterm labor and mild maternal hypertension. The infant did not have any breathing problems but was quite slow to feed. She had had a murmur that was consistent with a patent ductus arteriosus that closed on repeated echocardiogram.

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Imaging Case of the Week 573 Answer

EMergucate

The chest x-ray shows multiple cavities in both lung fields.

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Imaging Case of the Week 574 Answer

EMergucate

The OM facial x-ray shows black eyebrow sign on the right.

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