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CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Jun 26, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 87 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine


  1. What is an atheroma and how is it formed?
  2. What are the classic symptoms of arterial insufficiency?
  3. Provide a differential diagnosis for chronic arterial insufficiency.
  4. What is blue toe syndrome? What is its significance?
  5. Differentiate between thrombotic and embolic limb ischemia based on clinical features
  6. What is the management of an acutely ischemic limb?
  7. List three disorders characterized by abnormal vasomotor response.
  8. Describe Raynaud's disease and how it’s treated?
  9. What is the most common site for arterial aneurysm in the leg?
  10. List four potential sites for upper extremity aneurysms, and their associated underlying causes.
  11. Name three types of visceral aneurysms and their associated conditions.
  12. List 6 ddx of occluded indwelling catheter + describe the management of suspected line infection.
  13. What are the two types of AV fistulas used for dialysis?
  14. How do you access an AV fistula?
  15. List 5 complications of dialysis fistulas + treatment
  16. List the 3 types of thoracic outlet syndrome. What are the typical symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome? What is a simple bedside test for this condition?
  17. List 4 anatomic abnormalities associated with thoracic outlet syndrome.


    Describe Buerger’s sign and ankle brachial index
    List clinical criteria for Buerger’s Disease (5)
    What is Leriche's syndrome?
    List 4 types of infective aneurysms
    Differentiate between arterial insufficiency ulcers and venous stasis ulcers