Category Archives: RAGE session

NeuroRAGE Special Edition

NeuroRAGE is a special edition of the RAGE podcast featuring these special guests:

  •  Mark Wilson, prehospitalist with London HEMS and neurosurgeon with the NeuroTrauma unit at Imperial in London
  •  Oli Flower, intensivist and NeuroICU enthusiast at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney – co-organiser of SMACC and Intensive Care Network.

This edition is 82 min 03 sec long and includes:

  • Introduction, including a welcome to Mark and Oli, along with usual supsects Cliff and Karel… (starts 00:00 min)
  • ‘What’s bubbling up?’ (starts )1:31 min) — shout outs and interesting discoveries from the world of FOAM and elsewhere featuring the GoodSam app (again), A talk on transport of Ebola patients, SMACC Chicago, ESICM’s live feed of ‘Hot Topics’ such as the ARISE trial results, and Cliff Reid’s ‘through the rabbit hole’ experience with ketamine as a patient.
  • the NeuroRAGE participants discussing ‘Traumatic Brain Injury and a bit about the Spine’ (starts 17:13 min)
  • the NeuroRAGE participants discussing ‘ICP Monitoring’ (starts 45:22  min)
  • the NeuroRAGE participants discussing ‘Intracerebral haemorrhage and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage’ (starts 55:09  min)
  • the NeuroRAGE participants discussing a ‘smorgasbord’ of other neurocritical care questions, including the ‘cranial screwtop manoeuvre’ (starts 79:14  min)
  • ‘A blast from the past’ by Oli Flower on the origins of the EEG  (starts ? min)
  • ‘Words of Wisdom’ from Mark Wilson (starts 80:36 min)

The RAGE podcast is on  iTunes here and the RAGE podcast audio feed is available here.

Here are the show notes for the NeuroRAGE Special Edition:

Introduction

Ketamine-induced dysphoria and hallucinations:


Traumatic Brain Injury and a bit about the Spine

ICP Monitoring

Intracerebral Haemorrhage and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Smorgasbord

Blast from the Past

Words of Wisdom

  • just listen!

Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!

RAGE Session Four

RAGE Session Four is here! (at last…. you say)

It is 61  min 46 sec long and includes:

  • Introduction, including a welcome to new RAGE team recruit John Hinds and apologies from Cliff… (starts 00:00 min)
  • ‘What’s bubbling up?’ (starts 01:16 min) — shout outs and interesting discoveries from the world of FOAM and elsewhere featuring regional anaesthesia, the GoodSam app, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign response to the ProCESS Trial, Brain Impact Apnoea and the ‘Tamiflu’ debacle.
  • the RAGE team discussing ‘Getting The Right Side Right: RV infarction and RV failure’ (starts 13:39  min)
  • the RAGE team discussing another ‘Humans in the Resus Room’ topic: ‘I Want to Stop, But Someone Else Doesn’t’ (starts 37:03 min)
  • ‘A blast from the past’ by me (Chris Nickson) on ‘Jack Barnes and the Irukandji Enigma’ (starts 55:07 min)
  • ‘Words of Wisdom’ from motorcycle legend Guy Martin via John Hinds (starts 59:14 min)

The RAGE podcast is on  iTunes here and the RAGE podcast audio feed is available here.

Here are the show notes for RAGE Session Four:

Introduction

What’s bubbling up?

Regional Anaesthesia

  • Beaudoin FL, Haran JP, Liebmann O. A comparison of ultrasound-guided three-in-one femoral nerve block versus parenteral opioids alone for analgesia in emergency department patients with hip fractures: a randomized controlled trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;20(6):584-91. doi: 10.1111/acem.12154. PubMed PMID: 23758305.
  • Black KJ, Bevan CA, Murphy NG, Howard JJ. Nerve blocks for initial pain management of femoral fractures in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 17;12:CD009587. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009587.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 24343768.
  • De Buck F, Devroe S, Missant C, Van de Velde M. Regional anesthesia outside the operating room: indications and techniques. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Aug;25(4):501-7. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e3283556f58. Review. PubMed PMID: 22673788.
  • Gadsen J. Regional Anesthesia in Trauma: A Case-Based Approach. Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 12, 2012) (website)
  • Wu JJ, Lollo L, Grabinsky A. Regional anesthesia in trauma medicine. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2011;2011:713281. doi: 10.1155/2011/713281. Epub 2011 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 22162684; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3227428.
  • Mike Stone’s video showing how to perform a fascia iliaca block with ultrasound:

FICB Refresher from Mike Stone on Vimeo.

Other topics ‘bubbling up’:

Getting The Right Side Right: RV Infarction and RV failure

  • The ‘OH CRAP’ mnemonic for optimising oxygen delivery and haemodynamics: Oxygen, Haemoglobin, Contractility, Rate & rhythm, Afterload and Preload (for both the right and the left heart – need to do different things for each!)
  • Inohara T, Kohsaka S, Fukuda K, Menon V. The challenges in the management of right ventricular infarction. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2013 Sep;2(3):226-34. doi: 10.1177/2048872613490122. Review. PubMed PMID: 24222834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3821821.
  • Vandenheuvel MA, Bouchez S, Wouters PF, De Hert SG. A pathophysiological approach towards right ventricular function and failure. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jul;30(7):386-94. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0b013e3283607a2d. Review. PubMed PMID: 23571479.
  • Right ventricular infarction (LITFL ECG Library)
  • Right Ventricular Failure (LITFL CCC)
  • Right Ventricular Function and Haemodynamic Assessment (LITFL CCC)
  • Pulmonary Artery Catheters (LITFL CCC)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (LITFL CCC)

Humans in the Resus Room: I Want To Stop, But Someone Else Doesn’t

Blast from the Past

Words of Wisdom

Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!

RAGE smaccGOLD Edition

As promised in SMACCGOLD IS ALL THE RAGE here is the smaccGOLD edition of the RAGE podcast.

This podcast represents the first time all the RAGE podcasters have been together in person. In addition to the RAGE team we had a bunch of friends helping us out:

RAGE at smaccGOLD
Photo via @markhwilson

From left to right:

Unfortunately, missing from the photo is my great friend and SMACC co-conspirator Oli Flower (@oliflower). Also, the third founder of SMACC, the ‘SMACC Big Cheese’ Roger Harris (@RogerRDHarris)  wasn’t included because we’d just have to bleep  out everything he’d say anyway… Sorry Rog!

The audio quality is a tad marginal in places, but that’s what you get with an impromptu recording of 10 slightly manic people in a room with one mic. All the same, we hope it is an engaging audio experience and gives a good insight into the SMACC experience and what to look out for as the talks are released online. Thanks to Haney for helping me get this audio into the best shape possible.

This is ’17 minutes’, the amazing video by Tamara Hills and family mentioned in the podcast (nearly 7,000 views and counting):

Look out for all the talks being released on the SMACC podcast and the affiliated FOAM websites in the coming months. Follow the @smaccteam on Twitter for updates.

For other accounts of smaccGOLD (based on a list originally made by Alan Batt), check out:

Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!

RAGE SESSION THREE

Just in time for smaccGOLD, RAGE Session Three is here!

It is 67 min 53 sec long and includes:

  • Introduction, including an ERCAST shout out and apologies from Haney… (starts 00:00 min)
  • ‘What’s bubbling up?’ (starts 01:30 min) — shout outs and interesting discoveries from the world of FOAM and elsewhere featuring pre-hospital spinal immobilisation, astronaut Chris Hadfield, ‘Mistakes were made’, EMA’s 25th anniversary edition and the need to tailor blood pressure targets to the individual.
  • the RAGE team discussing acute  life-threatening asthma (starts 15:52  min)
  • the RAGE team discussing ‘Medical Reversal’ (starts 52:52 min)
  • ‘A blast from the past’ by Karel Habig on ‘Ether Day’ and the origins of general anaesthesia (starts 63:42 min)
  • ‘Words of Wisdom’ featuring a quote from Cliff Reid’s role model, and some other guy (starts 66:32 min)

The RAGE podcast is on  iTunes here and the RAGE podcast audio feed is available here. Here are the show notes for RAGE Session Three:

Introduction

What’s bubbling up?

Life-threatening severe asthma

Medical reversal

  • Medical Reversal (LITFL CCC)
  • Mac Sweeney’s Top Ten Critical Care Papers for 2013 (LITFL)
  • Prasad V, et al. A Decade of Reversal: An Analysis of 146 Contradicted Medical Practices. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Jul 12. doi:pii: S0025-6196(13)00405-9. 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.05.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23871230. [Free Full Text] (includes a video commentary by the lead author)
  • Walters BC, Hadley MN, Hurlbert RJ, Aarabi B, Dhall SS, Gelb DE, Harrigan MR, Rozelle CJ, Ryken TC, Theodore N. Guidelines for the management of acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries: 2013 update. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug;60 Suppl 1:82-91. doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000430319.32247.7f. PubMed PMID: 23839357. [Free Full Text articles]
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005 — Barry J. Marshall, J. Robin Warren (NobelPrize.org)
  • Chesnut RM,  et al; Global Neurotrauma Research Group. A trial of intracranial-pressure monitoring in traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27;367(26):2471-81. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1207363. Epub 2012 Dec 12. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 19;369(25):2465. PubMed PMID: 23234472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3565432.
  • Bellomo R, Chapman M, Finfer S, Hickling K, Myburgh J. Low-dose dopamine in patients with early renal dysfunction: a placebo-controlled randomised trial. Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group. Lancet. 2000 Dec 23-30;356(9248):2139-43. PubMed PMID: 11191541.
  • Jacobs IG, Finn JC, Jelinek GA, Oxer HF, Thompson PL. Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2011 Sep;82(9):1138-43. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.06.029. Epub 2011 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 21745533.
  • Finfer S, Bellomo R, Boyce N, French J, Myburgh J, Norton R; SAFE Study Investigators. A comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit. N Engl J Med. 2004 May 27;350(22):2247-56. PubMed PMID: 15163774.
  • Stroke Thrombolysis (LITFL CCC)

Blast from the Past

Words of Wisdom

Dreams save us

Addendum 30 March 2014:

Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!

RAGE Session Two

The wait is over, RAGE Session Two is here!

RAGE Session Two is 80 min 19 sec long and includes:

  • Introduction, including some bad news… (starts 00:00 min)
  • ‘What’s bubbling up?’ (starts 00:58 min) — shout outs and interesting discoveries from the world of FOAM and elsewhere featuring codeine in kids, post-intubation sedation, adenosine versus verapamil for SVT and how to do a good vagal manoeuvre, the ETM Twitter fiasco, the FOAMcc Google Plus Community and smaccGOLD.
  • the RAGE team discussing a case of submassive pulmonary embolism and the role of thrombolysis (starts 22:14  min)
  • the RAGE team’s discussion on ‘Humans in the resus room: ‘when your back-up gets your back up’’ (starts 51:50 min)
  • ‘A blast from the past’ on WW2 hero and chain-smoking legend Edgar Patz, the only man to complete an entire Masters degree unconscious!  (starts 73:00 min)
  • ‘Wise Words’ featuring the art of observation, the immortal John Hunter and the infinitely wise Sir William Osler (starts 77.55 min)

The RAGE podcast is on  iTunes here and the RAGE podcast audio feed is available here.

Here are the show notes for RAGE Session Two:

What’s bubbling up?

 Submassive Pulmonary Embolus and Thrombolysis

FOAM:

Journal articles:

  • Dresden S,et al. Right ventricular dilatation on bedside echocardiography performed by emergency physicians AIDS in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.  Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;63(1):16-24. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.08.016. Epub 2013 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 24075286.
  • Kline JA, Steuerwald MT, Marchick MR, Hernandez-Nino J, Rose GA. Prospective evaluation of right ventricular function and functional status 6 months after acute submassive pulmonary embolism: frequency of persistent or subsequent elevation in estimated pulmonary artery pressure. Chest. 2009 Nov;136(5):1202-10. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-2988. Epub 2009 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 19542256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2818852.
  • Howard LS. Thrombolytic therapy for submassive pulmonary embolus? PRO viewpoint. Thorax. 2014 Feb;69(2):103-5. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-203413. Epub 2013 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 23624534.
  • Konstantinides S, Geibel A, Heusel G, Heinrich F, Kasper W; Management Strategies and Prognosis of Pulmonary Embolism-3 Trial (MAPPET-3) Investigators. Heparin plus alteplase compared with heparin alone in patients with submassive pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 2002 Oct 10;347(15):1143-50. PubMed PMID: 12374874. [Free Full Text]
  • Sharifi M, et al; “MOPETT” Investigators. Moderate pulmonary embolism treated with thrombolysis (from the “MOPETT” Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 15;111(2):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.09.027. Epub 2012 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 23102885.
  • Simpson AJ. Thrombolysis for acute submassive pulmonary embolism: CON viewpoint. Thorax. 2014 Feb;69(2):105-7. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204193. Epub 2013 Sep 17. PubMed PMID:24046127.

Humans in the Resus Room: ‘When your Back-Up gets your Back Up’

Blast from the Past

Words of Wisdom

Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!

RAGE Session One

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was never going to happen… but it has… the first RAGE Session is finally here!

RAGE Session One is 71 min 7 sec long and includes:

  • Introduction, including the RAGE team ‘meet and greet’ (starts 00:00 min)
  • ‘What’s bubbling up?’ (starts 05:40 min) — shout outs and interesting discoveries from the world of FOAM and elsewhere featuring CO2 retention in COPD, the LINC trial, intraosseous blood transfusion, Rory Spiegel’s EM Nerd, the ‘quick look’ CT in ‘semi-stable’ trauma patients and fallen cycling legend Martyn Ashton
  • the RAGE team discussing ‘The post-TTM era: homeopathic hypothermia or aggressive normothermia?’ (starts 25:20 min)
  • the RAGE team’s discussion on ‘Septic and hypotensive: what next?’ (starts 39:06 min)
  • ‘A blast from the past’ on critical care deity Peter Safar, presented by Haney Mallemat (starts 63.57 min)
  • ‘Wise Words’ featuring Descartes and Diderot, presented by Michelle Johnston (starts 67.58 min)

It’s early days and we expect to incrementally improve the format, presentation and audio quality with each episode. To make this happen, we need your feedback — leave comments on this post or contact us here (especially if you want to appear on the show, correct us or respond to an episode in audio format).

The RAGE podcast has been submitted to iTunes , but is not yet available there  and is available here. The RAGE podcast audio feed is available here.

Read on for the ‘show note’ links for RAGE Session One…

Intro

What’s bubbling up?

The post-TTM era: homeopathic hypothermia or aggressive normothermia?

  • Nielsen N et al. Targeted temperature management at 33°C versus 36°C after cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med Nov 17 2013 doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1310519
  • Reports of therapeutic hypothermia’s death are greatly exaggerated (LITFL)
  • All in a lather over TTM (LITFL)
  • Post-arrest care: EMCrit interview with Stephen Bernard part 1 and  part 2
  • Dumas F, et al. Is hypothermia after cardiac arrest effective in both shockable and nonshockable patients?: insights from a large registry. Circulation. 2011 Mar 1;123(8):877-86. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.987347. Epub 2011 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 21321156. [Free Full Text]
  • Kim F et al. Effect of Prehospital Induction of Mild Hypothermia on Survival and Neurological Status Among Adults With Cardiac ArrestA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Nov 17 2013  doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282173
  • Jacobs IG, Finn JC, Jelinek GA, Oxer HF, Thompson PL. Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2011 Sep;82(9):1138-43. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.06.029. Epub 2011 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 21745533.
  • Nehme Z, Andrew E, Bernard SA, Smith K. Treatment of monitored out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia utilising the precordial thump. Resuscitation. 2013 Dec;84(12):1691-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.08.011. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 23994203.

Septic and hypotensive: now what?

Blast from the Past

Thanks for listening to the RAGE!

Special thanks to Scott Weingart and Rob Orman for technical advice in making this happen — we will follow your advice more closely next time 😉