Asthma Medications: where’s the evidence?

We like to think we practice evidence-informed medicine… but what evidence do we have that these medications work in acute asthma? Inhaled treatments make sense, and we can see them working right before our eyes, but when things get serious, response to more aggressive interventions don’t seem to be quite as convincing. We have hand-picked a few papers to show the way, in terms of backing...

March 10th, 2011 by colinparker 


Asthma in kids is common… very common.  So we should know how to manage it in our Emergency Departments.  Occasionally we see a child with severe or critical asthma; when this happens it is useful to know what your plan is – a plan you can make beforehand, rather than in the heat of the moment… Join us for this PEMcast as we navigate the current conventional wisdom on management...

February 24th, 2011 by colinparker 

Bronchiolitis (part 1 of 2)

We interrupt the alphabet to bring you… respiratory viruses in the southern hemisphere. We wanted to get this one in before the end of bronchiolitis season. Bronchiolitis is so common, we all need to know about it… Standard Podcast [ 39:29 ]
September 9th, 2010 by colinparker