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SEROTONIN SYNDROME-TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING PART 1/3

February 16, 20140 Comments

Part 1 of a 3 part series for www.adaptiveTCM.com. I thought I would share with you a case I had of a patient with serotonin syndrome (SS) since it is difficult to recognize. It can be fatal. It’s also becoming much more common due to the prevalence of antidepressant use. Should your patient look as […]

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WHAT you GUNNA DO if your PATIENT PASSES OUT ON YOU?

February 8, 20140 Comments

There’s no shortage of books that will enlighten you on what to do if your patient faints, loses consciousness, passes out or whatever you wish to call it, as you are performing your usual expert acupuncture job. But how accurate are these articles, who wrote them and what are their qualifications? It’s pretty easy for […]

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How to Recognize a Pneumothorax in Your Patient

December 20, 20139 Comments

WE’VE GOT A SAYING I remember when I was training in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ., The house staff had a saying: “If you haven’t had a complication yet (from a procedure), it’s because you haven’t done enough of them. Well said. A COMMON AND TRAGIC ERROR I also remember […]

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Gastrointestinal Diseases And Red Flags [Part 3 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AND RED FLAGS PART TWO OF THREE – I CEU CREDIT Table of Contents 23. The ducts of the hepatobiliary system 24. Biliary colic 25. Acute cholecystitis 26. Ascending cholangitis 27. Laparoscopic procedures 28. Acute mesenteric ischemia 29. Diarrhea workup 30. The peritoneum and peritonitis 31. Appendicitis In the final section of GI […]

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Gastrointestinal Diseases And Red Flags [Part 2 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

Gastrointestinal Diseases And Red Flags Part 2 of 3 I CEU CREDIT Table of Contents 16. Diagnosis of lower GI bleeding & GI bleeding summary 17. Bowel obstruction large and small bowel 18. Toxic megacolon 19. Steakhouse syndrome 20. Bezoar 21. Common pediatric abdominal emergencies 22. Common causes of abdominal pain and DDx 23. Appendicitis […]

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Gastrointestinal Diseases And Red Flags [Part 1 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AND RED FLAGS PART ONE OF THREE I CEU CREDIT Table of Contents 1. Pain types 2. GI Bleeding 3. Stomach and duodenal ulcers 4. Orthostatic BP measurements-how to stay out of a court room! And to recognize acute hemorrhage and the complications from it. 5. Cirrhosis, Portal HTN & pathophysiology 6. Ascites […]

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Cardiovascular Disease – Cardiovascular Emergencies And Red Flags [Part 3 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

Cardiovascular Disease CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND RED FLAGS PART THREE OF THREE 1 CEU credit Table Of Contents Regulation of blood pressure • Hypertension • Malignant hypertension and hypertensive encephalopathy • Acute aortic dissection • Abdominal aneurism • Pericarditis, pericardial tamponade, pericardial effusion • Peripheral artery disease & distal arterial embolism • Intermittent claudication • Arterial […]

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Cardiovascular Disease – Cardiovasular Emergencies And Red Flags [Part 2 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

Cardiovascular Disease CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND RED FLAGS PART TWO OF THREE 1 CEU credit Table of Contents 1. CONTINUATION OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION a) Severity b) The two major types: NSTEMI & STEMI c) Lab tests d) Acute coronary syndromes: STEMI, NSTEMI and unstable angina e) Zones of pain f) Recognize unstable angina HUGE RED FLAG […]

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Cardiovascular Disease – Cardiovascular Emergencies And Red Flags [Part 1 of 3]

August 5, 20130 Comments

Cardiovascular Disease CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND RED FLAGS PART 1 of 3 – 1 CEU credit TABLE OF CONTENTS BRADYARRHYTHMIAS HOW TO READ AN EKG –in three slides or less. TACHYARRHYTHMIAS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ATRIAL FLUTTER MULTIFOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA TORSADES DE POINTES-DEADLY VARIANT OF VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION TREATMENT PALPITATIONS (PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTION, PVC) ATHEROGENESIS […]

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Pulmonary Symptoms – Pulumonary Diseases And Red Flags Pt2

August 2, 20130 Comments

PULMONARY SYMPTOMS, DISEASES & RED FLAGS PART 2 of 2 1. CROUP VS EPIGLOTTITIS 2. PLEURAL DISEASE 3. PULMONARY EMBOLISM 4. PNEUMOTHORAX 5. TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX 6. ASTHMA AND STATUS ASTHMATICUS 7. COPD a) EMPHYSEMA-PINK PUFFER b) CHRONIC BRONCHITIS-BLUE BLOATER c) COR PULMONALE 8. SPIROMETRY 9. PICKWICK SYNDROME-NOT DISCUSSED 10. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP APNEA, OBESITY AND […]

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