Author: Salim Rezaie

REBEL Cast Ep120: Etomidate vs Ketamine for RSI in the ED?

Background: Standard rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department involves administration of an induction agent and a neuroblocking agent in quick succession.  RSI inherently carries with it risks of complications such as post-intubation hypotension and cardiac arrest in the …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Ep119: A Discussion with Scott Weingart on the CT FIRST Trial

Back on June 1st, 2023, Swami wrote a blog post on REBEL EM titled, The CT FIRST Trial, Should We Pan-CT After ROSC?.  This stemmed a lot of discussion in the background between Swami, myself, and Scott.  We felt it …

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REBEL Cast Ep 118: The PROCOAG Trial – 4F-PCC for Trauma Patients?

Background: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of mortality in trauma patients.  Interventions such as early application of hemorrhage control, tranexamic acid, reduction of crystalloid  fluid administration and balanced ratio blood product transfusion have improved many patients’ outcomes. However, mortality still …

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Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock is an acute, life-threatening hypersensitivity disorder, with a generalized, rapidly evolving, multi-systemic allergic reaction (IgE-mediated disorder). If not treated rapidly can become fatal. Scott Weingart, MD put together  a manual titled the Resuscitation Crisis Manual, which in short, …

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Allergy and ImmunologyResuscitation

Adjunctive Methylene Blue in Septic Shock?

Background: Sepsis can induce numerous physiologic derangements.  At the most severe end, this includes endothelial dysfunction leading to increased vascular permeability, abnormal nitric oxide metabolism, and vasodilation (i.e. septic shock).  Judicious fluid resuscitation is indicated in patients with signs of …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation