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Author: Salim Rezaie

COVID-19 Awake Proning – All Hype?

Background: Facilities around the world have seen surges of COVID-19 pneumonia  patients who have required protracted hospitalizations leading to overwhelmed hospital systems. Awake proning is a practice that was adopted early in the pandemic as a means to avoid, or …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Ep94: The ITACTIC Trial – Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assay Augmented Protocols

Background: Current trauma resuscitation prioritizes control of bleeding and uses massive transfusion protocols to prevent and treat coagulopathy. This is typically done in the form of massive transfusion protocols delivered in proportions that approach the composition of whole blood. Two …

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Trauma

What I Have Learned About Intermittent Fasting

“A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors.” -Mark Twain- Let me start off by saying, this is not a typical blog post for REBEL EM.  This …

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Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (BCVI): Universal Imaging for All?

Background: Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is defined as carotid or vertebral artery injury due to blunt trauma.  There are several screening criteria that have been developed to screen for this injury, however a significant number of patients may still be …

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Trauma

Racial Bias with Pulse Oximetry?

Background: Despite continued focus on equity in healthcare, it has yet to be realized in the United States. Healthcare can be considered a microcosm of society where resources are not allocated fairly among the population.  A recent editorial in the …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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