Episode 34

34 - Pertussis, Computer Interpretation of EKGs, Tuberculosis, Fluoroquinolone Side Effects


April 10th, 2024

1 hr 10 mins 3 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

Welcome to Episode 34 of “The 2 View,” the podcast for EM and urgent care nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Show Notes for Episode 34 of “The 2 View” – pertussis, computer interpretation of EKGs, TB, FQ side effects, and incidental findings


Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals on the Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis. Pertussis: Use of PCR for diagnosis. Cdc.gov. Published January 12, 2023 https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical/diagnostic-testing/diagnosis-pcr-bestpractices.html

Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing. Cdc.gov. Published October 11, 2023 https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical/diagnostic-testing/specimen-collection-diagnosis.html

Treatment. Cdc.gov. Published September 16, 2022 https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical/treatment.html

Computer Interpretation of EKGs

Bracey A, Meyers HP, Smith SW. Emergency physicians should interpret every triage ECG, including those with a computer interpretation of “normal.” Am J Emerg Med. PubMed. National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Published May 2022 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35361516/

Deutsch A, Poronsky K, Westafer L, Visintainer P, Mader T. Validity of Computer-interpreted “Normal” and “Otherwise Normal” ECG in Emergency Department Triage Patients. West J Emerg Med. PubMed. National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Published January 2024 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38205978/


CDCTB. TB Testing & Diagnosis. cdc.gov Published July 26, 2022 https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/default.htm

Global Tuberculosis Institute. Treating Latent TB Infection (LTBI). YouTube. Published November 29, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udq-65YuLlo

Niknejad M, Gaillard F. Tuberculosis (pulmonary manifestations). In: Radiopaedia.org. Radiopaedia.org; 2010. Revised January 5, 2024 https://radiopaedia.org/articles/tuberculosis-pulmonary-manifestations-1?lang=us

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Side Effects

Farkas J. PulmCrit - Six reasons to avoid fluoroquinolones in the critically ill. PulmCrit (EMCrit). Published August 1, 2016 https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/fluoroquinolone-critical-illness/

FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA updates warnings for oral and injectable fluoroquinolone antibiotics due to disabling side effects. U.S. fda.gov Published January 19, 2022 https://www.fda.gov/drugs/fda-drug-safety-podcasts/fda-drug-safety-podcast-fda-updates-warnings-oral-and-injectable-fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-due

Highlights of Prescribing Information: CIPRO. fda.gov https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/019537s086lbl.pdf

Stanley I. Mother is left unable to walk after taking just three ANTIBIOTIC pills to treat a UTI: Disabled vet husband she previously cared for is also in a wheelchair. DailyMail.com. Published February 22, 2024 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13111327/young-mother-unable-walk-antibiotic-pills-uti.html

Tilley C. “Killer” antibiotic that’s STILL being prescribed to 15m Americans a year: Widow of singer Bobby. DailyMail.com. Published March 2, 2024 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13115607/Bobby-Caldwell-wife-fluoroquinolone-antibiotics.html

Incidental Findings

Incidental Findings. acr.org. American College of Radiology https://www.acr.org/Clinical-Resources/Incidental-Findings

Schleicher S. DermDx: Suspicious Mole on Sole of Foot. Clinical Advisor. Published February 16, 2024 https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/slideshow/derm-dx/dermdx-suspicious-mole-foot/?elqtrack=True&hmemail=1f%2FJfEV7hN5vJr6vg%2FQRqK0NA6IXtyO3&hmsubid&nid=1639413404&sha256email=092493d8223fdfa40d9e995176d13e5fc5b5211674db9deb440c025fd462c80c

Viennet M, Tapia S, Cottenet J, Bernard A, Ortega-Deballon P, Quantin C. Increased risk of colon cancer after acute appendicitis: a nationwide, population-based study. EClinicalMedicine. Published August 30, 2023 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(23)00373-5/fulltext

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

Trivia Question: Send answers to [email protected]

Be sure to keep tuning in for more great prizes and fun trivia questions! Once you hear the question, please email us your guesses at [email protected] and tell us who you want to give a shout-out to. Be sure to listen in and see what we have to share!