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Author: Marco Propersi

From Debate to Data: Emerging Insights into RSI Induction with Ketamine vs Etomidate

Introduction: Resuscitationists continue to debate the choice of induction agents in rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Critics of etomidate highlight its link to adrenal suppression in critically ill patients (Albert 2011), while critics of ketamine highlight the higher incidence of post-intubation …

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Resuscitation

UK-REBOA on Trial: Innovative or Over-Inflated?

Background: Hemmorhage is a major cause of preventable death in trauma patients. Early expeditious definitive hemorrhage control is a major focus in trauma resuscitation. Patients with torso hemorrhage present a clinical conundrum often requiring interventional radiology or surgery, both of …

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Trauma

Pediatric UTIs: Short-Course vs. Standard-Course Antibiotics — Is It Time for a Change?

Background: There is a shifting paradigm towards shorter durations of antibiotics in pediatric infections. Conflicting international guidelines recommend treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) with antibiotic courses ranging from just 3 days to 7–14 days.1–4 Antimicrobial resistance is a global …

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Infectious DiseasePediatrics

Corticosteroids in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia: Could CAPE COD catalyze a change in critical care management?

Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) can lead to pulmonary and systemic inflammation, resulting in impaired gas exchange, sepsis, organ failure, and an increased risk of death. Corticosteroids have excellent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects that could mitigate some of the inflammation caused …

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REBEL Cast Ep121: The Battle of the Blades – Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy

Background: The ongoing debate between video laryngoscopy (VL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL) has ignited intense debate within the emergency medicine and critical care communities. A recent pragmatic, randomized, multicenter trial (The DEVICE Trial) compared the two techniques to determine if …

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Resuscitation

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