Can a person have two functioning hearts in their chest? Can running a marathon look like a heart attack? Why is virtually everyone admitted to the hospital now via the emergency department? Join us as we ponder these questions and more in our third cardiology episode!
How, exactly, do you say ‘Torsades de Pointes’ and why should you treat it empirically? Can you detect a-fib with just a wristwatch and your finger? What is the origin story of Alex’s egg-related superhero powers? Join us for episode 20 as we tackle all these questions and more!
Can a climbing harness lead to a systolic blood pressure of 500+? What does nitroglycerine actually do? Does the FDA approve medicines for use in patients of a certain race? Join us this week to answer these questions and more, in the first episode of Season 2 and the first episode of our cardiology series!
What happens when you get splashed in the eyes with a veterinary tranquilizer intended for African elephants? This week on Recall Bias we’re talking about opioids: nomenclature, potency, mechanisms, rare but high yield adverse effects, as well as reversal agents. We also explore the world’s most common toxin-related seafood poisoning and the “Lake Wobegon effect” for EBM.
Cocaine and wide complex tachycardia, CPR on television, which medications end up in breast milk, and practical tips for using ketamine in procedural sedation.
A deep dive into CT scanning, overdiagnosis, ‘allow natural death’ instead of do not resuscitate, and some messages from the illustrious law firm of Reed & Sternberg.
A brief history of HIV, AIDS-defining illnesses, fungal infections, disseminated tuberculosis, PrEP, writing your name on test tubes, and Alex tells us about contracting giardia and whether he recommends the experience (spoiler: he doesn’t).
Fevers over 107 degrees, covert duplication of clinical trial data, norovirus as the perfect human pathogen, smallpox, fulminant liver disease, and more.
Exploding dental fillings, zoonoses, skin infections, antibiotic sledgehammers, forgotten encephalitis, treating syphilis with malaria, multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, and questioning the evidence for parachutes.
Infectious disease word association, surviving sepsis, cranberry juice for UTIs, syphilis on the rise, and when back pain isn’t just back pain.