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Author: Marco Propersi

RECOVERY RS: CPAP vs HFNO vs Conventional Oxygen Therapy in COVID-19

Background: Much of the last two years has been both a complete blur and indelibly memorable. This dichotomy is encapsulated by the rapid changes and updates in medical management and hospital algorithms coupled with the memories of frightened faces of …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

Break Your Digital Addiction

I have an addiction! The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. I cannot stop checking my email. I’m on a quest to increase my productivity while simultaneously eliminating distractions and activities which do not add value or …

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GRACE Guidelines: A Pragmatic Approach to Recurrent Low-Risk Chest Pain

In the United States, a patient with chest pain presents to the emergency department (ED) every 5 seconds. By the time you finish reading this post, 60 patients will have sought treatment for chest pain. In 2017, chest pain was …

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Cardiovascular

The SAFER Trial: Pediatric CAP – Amoxicillin 5 days vs 10 days

Background: The evidence supporting the use of a 10-day course of high-dose amoxicillin to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in pediatric patients is weak. In addition, medicine is trending towards shorter courses of antibiotics when clinically appropriate. REBEL EM covered a similar …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

From Emergency Medicine to Hostage Negotiation

Earlier this year, my home shop began administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to patients in the emergency department (ED). Thirteen years of experience in emergency medicine has afforded me many opportunities to counsel patients on lifestyle modifications, death …

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Infectious Disease

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