301. Management of Acute Cholecystitis


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In this episode, we are joined by Vivian Leung, a 3rd-year medical student from McGill University. She will be discussing a case titled: “Chloe has a chole”, and will be reviewing the management of acute cholecystitis. Vivian will touch upon the guidelines for antibiotic therapy, indications for urgent cholecystectomy, and the concept of risk stratification, which will serve as key information in determining whether your patient will benefit most from a surgical, versus non-surgical, management of acute cholecystitis.

After listening to this podcast, students will be able to:

  • Recall and list classification factors of uncomplicated versus complicated acute cholecystitis
  • Recognize the importance and considerations of initiating antibiotic therapy
  • Describe the concept of risk stratifying patients into low risk, versus high-risk surgical patients, and their subsequent clinical management

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