Tag Archives: Emergency

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 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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