PESIT and PATCH it! – Plugging ICH with platelets and quantifying the prevalence of PE in syncope
It’s so hot you can barely touch it – the PESIT study! So what’s the buzz all about? Pulmonary embolism is one of those dreaded diagnoses – it can be life-threatening, but often elusive in its diagnosis since so many other conditions cause similar symptoms. Kieran takes listeners through the multi-centre cross sectional PESIT study which sought to quantify the prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients who present with syncope. Following analysis of the article, the implications for future practice are discussed.
Then, Lauren Lacroix, Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, takes listeners through the PATCH trial. Hemorrhagic stroke is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, and acute treatment has yet to be perfected. This international multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled trial was designed to compare treatments in patients with acute spontaneous primary intracerebral hemorrhage by answering the following question: is platelet transfusion better than standard care? Listen to find out!
Finally, how does daylight savings time affect your health? And what are the costs of not offering paid sick leave? The Good Stuff segment has the answers!
2. Car Crashes & Daylight Savings: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/daylight-saving-time-facts-figures-1.3485261
Music Credits (Creative Commons)
In your Robotic Heart – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/in-your-robotic-heart
Drive – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/drive-fresh-upbeat-pop-background-music
Vintage Dream – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/vintage-dream-loungejazzy-background-music
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