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Todd – Interstitial Pneumonia for the Non-Pulmonary Physician

Dr. Nevins Todd joined us today to discuss the diagnosis of some of the most devastating pulmonary diseases that exist today.  Many of these can be misdiagnosed as simply, “ARDS” but in order to treat our patients appropriately, distinguishing ARDS from IPF, NSIP, and OP can lead to a drastically different decision tree.  In this…

Socrates Bust

Burton Lee – Ethics, Human Nature, & Scientific Evidence

Dr. Burton Lee is BACK!  It’s always an honor to have Dr. Lee return to the US from Kenya and take a break from his critical care clinical and academic duties across the Atlantic Ocean.  This time, Dr. Lee brought with him another thought provoking lecture about ethics in evidence based medicine and how it…

EPGAS Title Pic

TEG & EP GAS: The enemy of good is perfect!

Today we are in for a real treat! We have two of the smartest doctors to ever grace the stage here at the University of Maryland. First you will hear from Dr. Mark Walsh, an Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine physician from Memorial Hospital, deep in Notre Dame territory of South Bend, Indiana. In addition to…

TTP-Swollen Tongue

Approaching the Awake Intubation

While in the ICU, you get a phone call to see a 59 year-old patient on the floor with respiratory distress.  She was just admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with TTP (platelet count of 1,000) and now has a swollen tongue. When you walk into the room the patient is lying in bed and somewhat agitated.  Breath…

Rhythm Strip

Time to Play: What’s That Rhythm?!

Time to Play:  What’s That Rhythm?! Patient is a 60 yr old gentleman with ALS who was admitted for respiratory distress on NIPPV.  This picture is representative of his initial rhythm strip upon arrival to the hospital.  What’s the deal with those intermittent clustered spikes?  Take a long look at it and decide for yourself…