54 minutes | Feb 28, 2020

Episode 3: AKA A Shotgun Blast to the Head

SUBJECTIVEIn episode 3, we talk about, well, shotgun blasts to the head. But specifically when your head is impenetrable. When your superpower is being super dense, how are you supposed to get medical care? Also, let's talk about why Claire Temple is the real hero.Sidebar:Sometimes our numbers might be off because we're pediatricians, and the numbers (volumes and the like) are different for adults. We'll do our best to catch the discrepancies.OBJECTIVEResources, Citations, and Mentions:It's helpful to have a visual when we start talking about the anatomy of the optic nerve, so here's a reference from MRI Master (go scroll through the whole brain because it's cool):A mini glossary of acronyms:ABCs: Airway, Breathing, CirculationCT: computed tomographyMRI: magnetic resonance imagingETT: endotracheal Tubecc: cubic centimeter ie a milliliterTBI: traumatic brain injuryCSF: cerobrospinal fluidICP: intracranial pressureEVD: external ventricular drainLP: lumbar puncture (pic from Oxford Medical Education)Corrections:Minor misspeak: A lumbar puncture needle goes into the space around your spinal cord, not your spine.An adult has around 125-150 ml of CSF present at any given time. Only around 25 ml of that is present in the ventricles.Sakka L, Coll G, Chazal J. Anatomy and physiology of cerebrospinal fluid. European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases. Dec 2011 — you can download this article for free if you're interesting in the physiology of CSF!We looked to see if there was a medical consultant on the show, but couldn't find any info on imdb.ASSESSMENTDeepa: 7 out of 7 aliens from outer space that cause an entire city PTSDJen: 6 out of 6 ice packsPLANYour homework: Look up how cool the eye is! And how much stuff your pituitary does for you!Special thanks to Butterscotch Shenanigans for letting us use their podcast equipment! Check out their game dev comedy podcast Coffee with Butterscotch!Subscribe to our medical ramblings on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Rate, review, and tell your friends!Got a question or suggestion? Find us on Twitter @DocsWatchPod, or visit us at docswatchpod.com.Theme Music and SFX: Kevin MacLeod (CC BY) - RetroFuture Clean, Danse Macabre-Big Hit 2
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