Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 35 – Back Pain


Episode overview:

1)  List 10 historical red flags for back pain
2)  List 6 Emergent Diagnosis for back pain

Wisecracks:

1)  Describe the most common sites of disc protrusion with their associated neurologic findings

2)  Outline your approach to acute undifferentiated back pain

3)  Describe your treatment approach for acute musculoskeletal low back pain

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Episode 34 – Vaginal Bleeding


Episode Overview:
1)  Indicate 12 causes of vaginal bleeding, indicating at which age group each is most common
2)  List 6 causes of bleeding in early pregnancy
3)  Describe the management of severe third trimester bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage

Wisecracks:
1) List options for managing vaginal bleeding in the non-pregnant patient
2)When would you avoid estrogen products in non-pregnant women with vaginal bleeding ?

 

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Episode 33 – Acute Pelvic Pain in Woman


Episode overview:

1)  List 8 diagnoses of pelvic pain in women that are of reproductive tract origin

2)  List 3 causes of pelvic pain in the pregnant patient who is:
Fewer than 20 weeks pregnant or Greater than 20 weeks pregnant

WiseCracks:

1)  List 6 life threatening causes of acute pelvic pain in women

2)  Outline a systematic approach to acute pelvic pain in women

3)  List 6 risk factors for ectopic pregnancy

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Episode 31 – Diarrhea


Episode Overview:

1)  Define Acute, Persistent, Chronic Diarrhea
2)  Describe the 4 mechanisms of diarrhea
3)  List 15 historical factors that increase the risk of probability of non-benign diarrhea
4)  What are the indications for empiric antibiotic treatment?
5)  List 6 organisms that cause bloody diarrhea

WiseCracks

1)  When is Loperamide indicated?
2)  When should you use stool cultures / O&P
3)  Best way to give children pedialyte?

Shownotes

Episode 30 – GI Bleeding


CrackCast Episode 30 – GI Bleeding Episode overview:

1) List 5 causes of UGIB in adults and pediatrics
2) List 5 causes of LGIB in adults and pediatrics
3) Describe your management approach for severe UGIB
4) List 6 low-risk criteria D/C of GIB
5) List components of the Rockall and Glasgow-Blatchford score

Wisecracks:

1) Describe the insertion of a Blakemore tube

2) List 6 causes of false positive stool guaic

Shownotes

Episode 29 – Nausea & Vomiting


Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the mechanism of development of a Hypochloremic Metabolic Alkalosis in vomiting
  2. List commonly used anti-emetics including their dose and their receptor site of action.
  3. List causes of vomiting specific to age groups: infant, newborn, child, and teen.

Wisecracks: 

  1. What are the three main areas providing afferent inputs to the vomiting centre?
  2. Name 6 critical causes and 6 complications of vomiting

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Episode 28 – Jaundice


CrackCast Episode 28 – Jaundice

Episode overview: 

1) Describe heme metabolism

2) List common pre-hepatic/hepatic/post-hepatic causes of jaundice

Wisecracks: 

1) What are clinical signs of liver disease?

2) What laboratory tests can be useful in a jaundiced patient?

3) List the triad of acute hepatic failure

4) List and describe 6 critical causes of jaundice

5) What are 3 causes of jaundice in pregnancy?

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