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Author: Anand Swaminathan

REBEL Core Cast 101.0 – Imaging in Renal Colic

Take Home Points Many patients with renal colic require a CT scan. Diagnostic imaging should focus on eliminating concerning mimics; not on clinching the diagnosis of renal colic. POCUS and radiology department US are important modalities in evaluation of renal …

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Renal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast 100.0 – Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Take Home Points Alcoholic Ketoacidosis (AKA) can present with significant acidemia (pH < 7.00). Despite the significant acidemia, patients with AKA can remain alert and lucid despite their severe metabolic derangement. Relying on urine ketones for diagnosis can be misleading, …

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Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 99.0 – Bundle Branch Blocks

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Core Cast 98.0 – AVNRT

Take Home Points AVNRT is a common tachydysrhythmia that results from a reentrant loop within the AV node. Unstable patients with AVNRT should be considered for immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion. Stable patients with AVNRT can have a trial of vagal …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Core Cast 97.0 – Acute Vision Loss II

Take Home Points: Assess patients with floaters or flashers for retinal or vitreous detachment. Rapid diagnosis and emergency referral improves outcomes of ophthalmologic interventions. CRAO is a stroke of the eye; patients should be considered for a complete stroke work …

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