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Author: Anand Swaminathan

REBEL Core Cast 107.0 – Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Take Home Points Clinical presentation is very nonspecific; evaluate all patients presenting with back pain for infectious risk factors. Baseline labs should not guide diagnosis, but may assist in later management. MRI is key to diagnosis, obtain this imaging in …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedics

Clinical Conundrum: Does IM Ketorolac Provide Superior Pain Relief to PO Ibuprofen?

Clinical Scenario: A 34-year-old woman presents to the ED with back pain. After your history and physical, you conclude that the patient’s pain is muscular in origin and likely secondary to heavy lifting while moving apartments. You contemplate analgesic options …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 106.0 – Nerve Block Basics

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Procedures and Skills

REBEL Core Cast 105.0 – Methylxanthine Toxicity

Take Home Points Methylxanthines are a drug class that includes caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. The three main mechanisms that account for the clinical presentation of methylxanthine toxicity are: catecholamine release, adenosine antagonism, and phosphodiesterase inhibition. Beta agonism will lead to …

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Toxicology

Peri-Intubation Hypotension – Dose Induction Dose Matter?

Background: Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is a procedure fraught with potential complications including hypotension which, in turn, can result in cardiovascular collapse. While there are numerous potential causes of hypotension peri-RSI, induction medications represent an important, modifiable variable. Over the …

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Procedures and Skills

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