Episode 28

28 - Live from Las Vegas, Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, NPs Sue for "Doctor" Title, Guest Chip Lange


August 23rd, 2023

57 mins 43 secs

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Show Notes for Episode 28 of “The 2 View” – Live from Vegas, Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, NPs Sue for "Doctor" Title, Guest Chip Lange.

When Medical Tourism Goes Wrong

CDC. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Social Media Toolkit. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published July 18, 2023. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/infections/HAI-fungal-meningitis-toolkit.html

Evaluating and Treating Patients for Fungal Meningitis. For both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients: perform lumbar puncture (LP) to evaluate CSF for fungal meningitis* Abnormal LP results Normal initial LP results Counsel patient to monitor for symptoms for 30 days following initial LP Consider scheduling repeat LP two weeks after initial LP Normal repeat LP results. Funguseducationhub.org. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://funguseducationhub.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/FM-algorithm_edited.pdf

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Associated with Procedures Performed under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico. Cdc.gov. Published August 11, 2023. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-epidural-anesthesia.html

PA Title Change / Nurse Practitioners Sue California to use the Title “Doctor.”

Taylor M. Nurse practitioners sue California over restricted use of “doctor.” Beckershospitalreview.com. Published July 18, 2023. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/nurse-practitioners-sue-california-over-restricted-use-of-doctor.html

Title Change Rationale. Aapa.org. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.aapa.org/title-change/general-faqs/

Malaria Contracted in the US

Bendix A, Alexander B. New malaria case in Florida brings national total to 8, the first U.S. acquired cases in 20 years. NBC News. Published July 18, 2023. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-malaria-case-florida-brings-national-total-8-first-us-cases-20-yea-rcna94899

Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States. Health Alert Network (HAN) - 00494. Cdc.gov. Published June 26, 2023. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2023/han00494.asp

Meat allergy. ACAAI Public Website. Published October 30, 2020. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://acaai.org/allergies/allergic-conditions/food/meat/

Reliability of Fingerstick Glucometers

Media H. Picking cherries leads to a case of pseudohyperglycemia. Clinical Advisor. Published December 12, 2016. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/home/case-files/picking-cherries-leads-to-a-case-of-pseudohyperglycemia/

Olansky L, Kennedy L. Finger-stick Glucose Monitoring. Diabetes Care. Published April 2010. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2845057/

Special Guest Chip Lange, PA-C, and His Story of Going into Myasthenia Crisis

About us. PRACTICAL POCUS. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.practicalpocus.com/aboutus.html

Cautionary Drugs. Drugs to avoid or use with caution in MG. Myasthenia.org. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://myasthenia.org/Portals/0/Cautionary%20Drugs.pdf

Colton, K. Myasthenia Gravis. EM:RAP CorePendium. EM:RAP CorePendium. Updated December 2, 2022. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/recrDWsB2k1uYPL9U

Libsyn, iTunes. Medical professionals. TOTAL EM. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.totalem.org/emergency-professionals

Something Sweet

Woodall AJ, McCrohan CR. Excitatory actions of propofol and ketamine in the snail Lymnaea stagnalis. Comp Biochem Physiol C. ScienceDirect. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology. Volume 127, Issue 3. Pages 297-305. Published December 2000. Accessed July 25, 2023. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0742841300001559?via%3Dihub

Recurring Sources

Center for Medical Education. Ccme.org. http://ccme.org

The Proceduralist. Theproceduralist.org. http://www.theproceduralist.org

The Procedural Pause. Emergency Medicine News. Lww.com. https://journals.lww.com/em-news/blog/theproceduralpause/pages/default.aspx

The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Thesgem.com. http://www.thesgem.com

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