This Episode is a potpourri of topics - Renal Colic, Toxicology Update & Body Packers. Dr. Lisa Thurgur and Dr. Paul Rosenberg discuss the common presentation of Renal Colic, with perspectives on the mixed evidence for medical expulsive therapy, the overuse of imaging studies and when we need to worry about the patient who presents with excruciating flank pain. Next, Dr. Thurgur gives us an update on the three most important recent advances in Toxicology for emergency physicians - Lipid Emulsion Therapy, Hydroxocobalamin and Insulin therapy for Calcium Channel Blocker toxicity. Finally, Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Thurgur discuss the 'ins and outs' of body packers. They review the management of both asymptomatic and symptomatic body backers, highlighting common errors and key therapeutic moves to prevent death.
By Anton Helman|2020-05-15T09:15:16-04:00June 1st, 2010|Categories: EM Cases, Emergency Medicine, Episodes, Genitourinary, Toxicology|Tags: body packer, calcium channel blocker, cocaine, hydroxocobalamin, lipid emulsion, Lisa Thurgur, nephrolithiasis, pain management, renal colic|0 Comments