Background: The first report for supplemental oxygen for angina was in 1900, and since then oxygen therapy has been a commonly used treatment of patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The reason for this is the belief that supplemental oxygen will increase oxygen delivery to ischemic myocardium and help reduce myocardial injury. This belief is […]
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Background: Morphine is a commonly used medication in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) to help relieve pain which in turn can help reduce sympathetic tone. Over the past few years however, there has been some concern raised about the drug-drug interactions with antiplatelet agents causing impaired platelet inhibition as well as an association with worsened clinical […]
Background: Acute, minor musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. non-fracture or dislocations) are frequently seen in the Emergency Department. Aside from ruling out a more severe injury, management often focuses on pain relief or mitigation of pain. Though many analgesic agents exist, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used for this indication. Both have important side […]
Background: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a true spectrum of disease: STEMI, NSTEMI, Unstable Angina (UA), and Stable Angina (SA). The history and physical plus ECG help us to differentiate patients with STEMI from NSTEMI. Classically, STEMI represents complete occlusion of a culprit artery and this finding requires immediate coronary angiography and revascularization. It turns […]
Welcome back to Episode 41 of REBEL Cast. In this episode, we will be discussing some studies from the past year that caught our attention in the area of resuscitation. Again, this 3 part series will be dedicated to discussing current literature and how it can be applied to your clinical practice.