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Rapid Reviews Videos on Oncologic Emergencies

The EM Cases Rapid Reviews Videos library is growing! You might have had trouble remembering all the details of Episode 33 Oncologic Emergencies from a few years back with Joel Yaphe and John Foote. But don't fret! In this short video Nick Clarridge reviews the ED recognition, diagnosis and management of the often elusive Oncologic Emergencies including Febrile Neutropenia, SVC syndrome, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Hyperviscosity Syndrome, hypercalcemia and more...

Episode 33: Oncologic Emergencies

In this episode on Oncologic Emergencies Dr. John Foote (University of Toronto's CCFP(EM) residency program director) and Dr. Joel Yaphe (the director of the University of Toronto’s Annual Update in Emergency Medicine conference in Whistler), review 5 important presentations in the patient with cancer: fever, shortness of breath, altered mental status, back pain and acute renal failure; with specific attention to key cancer-related emergencies such as febrile neutropenia, hypercalcemia, superior vena cava syndrome, hyperviscosity syndrome and tumor lysis syndrome.

Best Case Ever 16: Oncologic Emergencies

As bonus to Episode 33 on oncologic emergencies, Dr. John Foote, the CCFP(EM) residency program director at the University of Toronto tells us about his Best Case Ever in which he missed an important cancer-related diagnosis. In the related episode with Dr. Foote and Dr. Joel Yaphe, we will review 5 common presentations in the patient with cancer: fever, shortness of breath, altered mental status, back pain and acute renal failure; with specific attention to key cancer-related emergencies such as febrile neutropenia, hypercalcemia, superior vena cava syndrome, hyperviscosity syndrome and tumor lysis syndrome.

Episode 26: Low Back Pain Emergencies

In this episode we go through seven cases that display the breadth of presentations of limb or life threatening causes of low back pain emergencies with my huge mentors, Dr. Walter Himmel and Dr. Brian Steinhart. We cover everything from spinal epidural abscess to cauda equina syndrome to retroperitoneal bleeds, elucidating the key historical, physical exam, lab, imaging and treatment pearls for all of these diagnoses. We then go on to review the best management for the most common cause of back pain presentation, lumbosacral strain and debate the various medication options.