Polly Doesn’t Want a Cracker: A Case of ParotitisFrom November 2018, Those Clots are So Superficial
What do you do if a patient comes in with a big, swollen parotid gland? How can we tell the difference between suppurative vs nonsuppurative parotitis? And should we be worried if we suspect the suppurative kind? Dr. Tom Robertson has us covered in this segment about the workup and treatment of …16min 21Tom Robertson, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Necrotizing PancreatitisFrom October 2018, My Pancreas is Necrosing!
Our co-hosts for the episode, Neda Frayha and Aisha Lofters, are used to seeing patients with necrotizing pancreatitis in the hospital. But in the outpatient setting? Not so much. In this segment, Aisha and Neda review the literature on optimal timing and techniques for debridement and necrosectomy …11min 1Aisha Lofters, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Communicating with Vaccine SkepticsFrom October 2018, My Pancreas is Necrosing!
Dr. Paul Offit is a world-renowned expert on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. He has authored over 160 articles, co-invented the rotavirus vaccine, and been featured on shows like “60 Minutes,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report,” among many others. In this segment, Sol Behar and Neda …21min 18Paul Offit, MD, Solomon Behar, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
New C Diff Infection GuidelinesFrom September 2018, Retrieve Those Filters
The new IDSA/SHEA practice guidelines on Clostridium difficile infection have a few changes from what we’re used to, mostly about the diagnostic algorithm and first-line treatment options. In this segment, Drs. Devang Patel and Neda Frayha review the new guidelines and how they impact our clinical …20minDevang Patel, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
MononucleosisFrom August 2018, Good Samaritans
Mononucleosis is a common viral illness that often presents with fatigue, lymphadenopathy and sore throat. While most patients with mono have a benign self-limited course, providers need to be vigilant for patients with splenomegaly who are at risk of possible rupture.24min 18Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM and Solomon Behar, MD
Does This Cough Need Antibiotics?From June 2018, A Hyperthyroid Fetus
Not all coughs are created equal. In this segment, Drs. Heidi James and Beth Haskins walk through when we should think about antibiotics and when we shouldn’t.17min 4Heidi James, MD and Beth Haskins, MD
Fever in the Patient with HIVFrom June 2018, A Hyperthyroid Fetus
Fever in HIV-AIDS patients remains a challenge. HAART has contributed to a decrease in its incidence but has not altered the spectrum of causes. It is a common cause of admission to hospitals and is associated with substantial cost and significant mortality. In most cases fever of unknown origin in …18min 37Heidi James, MD