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Welcome to the Internet Book of Critical Care's podcast. Josh Farkas and Adam Thomas provide a summary of each chapter for your listening.

 

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Jul 2, 2020

In this episode, we cover the rare but life threatening Epiglottitis. 

Highlights:

Presentation not as you learned in medical school

Vast majority do not need intubation, but for those that due it can be catastrophic

Nasolaryngoscopy, Steroids, broad spectrum antibiotics and early airway plans are the way to go


Jun 29, 2020

In this episode, we cover ICU level Pneumocystic Jirovicii Pneumonia (previously known as Pneumocystic Carinii Pneumonia).

Suggested approach:

HIV +(ve) vs HIV -(ve)

Invasive vs Non invasive diagnostic strategy

Treatment w. Septra vs other line therapies


Jun 22, 2020

In this episode, we cover the lesser of evil stridor aetiologies: Vocal cord dysfunction, a.k.a paradoxical vocal cord motion, a.k.a Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement. Read the post, then listen to review approach, diagnostic modalities (fibre-optic visualization, CT scan to rule out other entities) and treatment.


Jun 15, 2020

In this episode we cover that not so friendly-Fingi: Aspergillus

Come get acquinted with the two forms: angioinvasive (think neutropenia) vs bronchoinvasive (the not so immunosuppressed). Don't forget to add this to your Ddx for nosocomial post-influenza & COVID-19.


Jun 8, 2020

In this episode we cover the often overlooked entity that is re-feeding syndrome.

High Risk populations

Signs & Symptoms

Insulin mediated edema, and more