Episode 29

29 - Toxoplasmosis, the OPAL trial, medical marijuana, appendicitis, and colchicine.


October 13th, 2023

49 mins 33 secs

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Show Notes for Episode 29 of “The 2 View” – Toxoplasmosis, the OPAL trial, medical marijuana, appendicitis, and colchicine.

CDC - Toxoplasmosis

CDC – Parasites – Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection). Cdc.gov. Published June 9, 2023. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/index.html

OPAL RCT for Opioids in Back Pain

Jones C, O’Day R, Koes B, et. al. Opioid analgesia for acute low back pain and neck pain (the OPAL trial): a randomised placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet. Thelancet.com. Published July 22, 2023. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)00404-X/fulltext

Sikina M, Kiel J. Re-evaluating Red Flags for Back Pain. Acep.org. Sports Med. Published August 17, 2022. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.acep.org/sportsmedicine/newsroom/newsroom-articles/august2022/re-evaluating-red-flags-for-back-pain

Medical Marijuana

Brooks M. Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to the Opioid Crisis? Medscape Emergency Medicine. Published October 3, 2022. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981767?ecd=wnl_infocu4_broad_broad_persoexpansion-editorial_20230603&uac=106964SV&impID=5490911

Novak S. Physicians Aren’t Asking Enough Questions About Cannabis Use. Medscape Emergency Medicine. Published August 29, 2023. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/995954?ecd=WNL_trdalrt_pos1_230904_etid5820671&uac=106964SV&impID=5820671


Appendicitis. Acep.org. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.acep.org/patient-care/clinical-policies/appendicitis

Dora-Laskey A. Acute pain control. EM. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.saem.org/about-saem/academies-interest-groups-affiliates2/cdem/for-students/online-education/m3-curriculum/group-acute-pain-control/acute-pain-control

Hidayat AI, Purnawan I, Mulyaningrat W, et al. Effect of Combining Dhikr and Prayer Therapy on Pain and Vital Signs in Appendectomy Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study. NIH: National Library of Medicine. J Holist Nurs. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37277995/

Smink D, Soybel D. Management of acute appendicitis in adults. UpToDate. Uptodate.com. Updated February 15, 2023. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-adults


Chiabrando JG, Bonaventura A, Vecchié A, et al. Management of Acute and Recurrent Pericarditis: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. ScienceDirect. Published January 2020. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109719384840?via%3Dihub

Gout clinical practice guidelines. American College of Rheumatology. Rheumatology.org. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://rheumatology.org/gout-guideline

Telmesani A, Moss E, Chetrit M. The Use of Colchicine in Pericardial Diseases. American College of Cardiology. Published December 5, 2019. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.acc.org/Latest-in-Cardiology/Articles/2019/12/04/08/22/The-Use-of-Colchicine-in-Pericardial-Diseases

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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