Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 123
Welcome to the 123th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the R&R project or check ou...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Soren Rudolph Tags: Airway Education Emergency Medicine Intensive Care R&R in the FASTLANE Resuscitation Toxicology and Toxinology Trauma critical care recommendations research and reviews Source Type: blogs

The “Olden Days” and the (o)esophagus
aka American ER Doc Gone Walkabout… 027 I got another “Pathway” to be used in our ED today – for the management of esophageal obstruction. It ought to be pretty useful, as it defines what the various departmental roles and responsibilities are if medical management fails – i.e. who manages sedation while GI disimpacts via endoscope and what happens next if endoscopy under procedural sedation only fails. But, I was surprised that the only recommended medical management was IV glucagon. I gave up on that decades ago – it’s never worked for me (except when the patient vomits from the glucagon, and b...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 6, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Rick Abbott Tags: American ER Doc Gone Walkabout Emergency Medicine ENT and Maxillofacial Featured Gastroenterology esophageal obstruction flood bolus oesophagus rick abbott Source Type: blogs

Fecal transplants taken up by American Hospital Association in letter to HHS about Medicare/Medicaid
Interesting discussion of Fecal Transplants is this letter from the American Hospital Association to HHS about Medicaid / Medicare: Marilyn Tavenner September 6, 2013 Page 1 of 33 September 6 ... Key text is below: "FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as fecal bacteriotherapy, or human probiotic infusion, is a medical treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) enteritis or ulcerative colitis. C. difficile infection occurs in patients who have been administered antibiotics for a long period of time. The antibiotics ...
Source: The Tree of Life - September 7, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs