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FOAMfrat Podcast

Dec 23, 2021

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. But for some, it can be more like a bullet to the neck. The number of systems that our thyroid helps regulate truly is incredible, and an over or under-active thyroid can cause a whole host of acute and chronic issues.

On the one hand, imagine a patient who has a thyroid...

Dec 11, 2021

I reached out to @medtwitter asking for help finding a guest to talk about the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). It may seem weird to be talking about RSV when everyone is thinking about the current pandemic, but I find the virology and mechanism of symptoms of RSV exciting.
Twitter did not let me down, my...

Dec 4, 2021

A young pediatric patient is having nausea and vomiting at school and is said to not be 'staying awake very well.' You discover assessment findings such as hypotension, hypoglycemia, and maybe even peaked T waves on the ECG. You receive information indicating that the child has something called "CAH". Or, perhaps...

Nov 27, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Matt Schneider, a Battalion Chief and Paramedic for the Mequon fire department in Ozaukee County. Sam and I had the privilege of sitting in on a guideline update presented by Matt a few weeks ago. One of the guidelines that caught our attention was the decision to remove nitroglycerin...

Nov 21, 2021

Nothing is scarier than watching an awake patient struggle to breathe with a trach. Do you have an approach to troubleshoot? Make sure you watch to the end to see our first FOAMfrat reaction video!