In this podcast, I continue the ICU series from Episode 416 with a discussion of crystalloids (normal saline, lactated ringers, and plasmalyte). I discuss physiology, pathophysiology, benefits of one vs the other, and situations where one is preferred to the other. I also discuss some perils of giving these fluids and the mechanisms behind these perils. I will be discussing colloids in another podcast.
Category: ABIM Exam
Divine Intervention Episode 410: Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 7
This podcast focuses on helping you understand some very challenging pulmonary concepts that many give up on. I utilize an extensive set of analogies to help you understand A-a gradients (more on this in the next podcast), diffusion/perfusion limitations, and other testy concepts.
Divine Intervention Episode 407 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 6
In this podcast, I continue our pulmonary pathophysiology series with a discussion of a host of physiological relationships between pulmonary pressures.
Divine Intervention Episode 406 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 5
In this podcast, I continue our pulmonary pathophysiology series for Step 1-3 with a discussion of a host of challenging physiological concepts. I will keep examining these concepts in Episode 407.
Divine Intervention Episode 395 – The Clutch Diabetes Management Podcast
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about DM management for the USMLE Step 2 and 3 exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 379 – A Series of HY “Elderly Vignettes” for Step 1-3
This is an ultra HY podcast for all the USMLE exams. In this podcast, I discuss the vast majority of the “elderly specific” pathologies that tend to pop up on the test. I initially started this as a rapid review but decided to just ultimately laser in on these specific topics.
Divine Intervention Episode 343 – Paraneoplastic Syndromes and The USMLEs (Step 1-3)
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the classic presentations (read: how they will be tested) of the vast majority of the paraneoplastic syndromes tested on the USMLE exams. It’s not a matter of if it will be tested, just a matter of which one. Listen to this before taking your exam.
Divine Intervention Episode 339 – The HY Pulmonary Embolism Podcast
Pulmonary emboli are a very commonly tested topic on the USMLE exams. The NBME especially loves to test this topic in the context of “scenarios”. In this podcast, I utilize a scenario heavy approach to address these concepts and explain pathophysiology.
Divine Intervention Episode 325 – The Extremely HY Screening Guidelines Podcast.
Screening guidelines are heavily tested on all the USMLE exams (especially 2CK/3). In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss all you need to know from a screening perspective for NBME exams. I categorize things in a way that makes remembrance extremely easy. You will get many questions right from this podcast on your exam.
EDIT: For lung cancer, it’s a 20 pack year history (not 30 pack years). And screening starts at 50 years, not 55. Apologies for the confusion.
Divine Intervention Episode 184 – The NBME Weird (Complications, Prognostics, More Risk Factors/Common Causes of Death/Screenings). An Episode 37/97 Extension.
In this episode, I discuss a series of odd topics that are pertinent to the current USMLE exams (especially Step 2CK and Step 3). These topics include most common complications of disease, important prognostic factors, most common causes of death, etc. I also discuss a host of risk factors not specifically discussed in Ep 37/97. As you can tell from recent reports on reddit/SDN, this is very HY stuff to know for said exams. There are no attached slides.