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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Dec 31, 2018

Many patients present to our emergency departments with worrisome symptoms, but we physicians can find no objective evidence that they have disease. In this episode, I present a hypothesis to explain what is causing this confusing situation. By offering our patients an understandable explanation for what is happening to...

Dec 1, 2018

Each day  emergency physicians see patients whose potentially serious symptoms cannot be explained after comprehensive evaluations. These patients seemingly have invisible disease. Many such patients return repeatedly convinced they have, as yet, undiagnosed dire medical conditions.  Just what is going on?

Oct 31, 2018

We must extract critical information from those who come to us despite difficult circumstances.  In this episode I discuss lessons derived from taking 200,000 histories from patients and  identify several questions that have helped me clarify confusing patient encounters.

Sep 29, 2018

Wouldn't it be great if there were a test available that could reliably tell the emergency physician how far down the slippery slope toward death the unstable patient before him/her had progressed?  Oh wait, we have one. Why are we are being told not to use it?

Aug 30, 2018

Our specialty faces threats from without and from within. In this episode these threats are further examined and methods of defending our specialty and ourselves are discussed.