Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino Welcome back to RoshCast for Episode 43! After a long pause, we are back with new episodes and a lot of announcements. A lot has happened in the past few months. Jeff had a baby and moved to Pittsburg to start […]
Epiglottitis Patient will be complaining of rapid onset of fever and dysphagia PE will show the patient leaning forward, drooling, inspiratory stridor Imaging will show “thumbprint” sign Most commonly caused by H. influenzae, Streptococcus Treatment is IV antibiotics and airway management Sample question: A 5-year-old boy presents to the emergency department because of difficulty breathing that began a few hours prior to consult. […]
Meniere’s Disease Patient will be complaining of episodic low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus with aural (ear) fullness, and vertigo lasting one to eight hours Diagnosis is made clinically Most commonly caused by too much inner ear endolymph and increased pressure within the inner ear Treatment is low salt diet, diuretics (HCTZ + triamterene) Example: A patient complains of […]
Bacterial Tracheitis Patient will be 3–5 years old Complaining of high fever, barky cough, stridor Treat as airway emergency! Comments: Patient will look like croup but toxic appearing Sample Question: A 3-year-old boy presents in severe respiratory distress. His mother informs you that he has been ill for the last five days, initially with a low-grade fever and […]
Welcome back to episode 15! As promised, we are back to our weekly episodes leading into the ITE. We start this week with a rapid review of some of the infectious disease high-yield points that we have covered in the past few months, and then we dive right into the new material. Stay tuned for some comical outtakes at the end of the podcast for an inside look at the recording of Roshcast. We think you will enjoy it. Let’s get on with the rapid review.