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REBEL Core Cast 121.0 – Acute Sinusitis

Take Home Points Acute rhinosinusitis is a clinical diagnosis The vast majority of acute rhinosinusitis cases are viral in nature and do not require antibiotics Consider the use of antibiotics in select groups with severe disease or worsening symptoms after …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious Disease

Don’t Forget About the IO in the Critically Ill Patient

Critically ill patients requiring resuscitation often present with many challenges including the ability to secure safe, sterile, fast, and reliable intravenous (IV) access. Over the years emergency and critical care physicians have tried many ways to establish IV access in …

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Resuscitation

The ACORN Trial: Battle of the Gorilla-Cillins (Cefepime vs Piperacillin-Tazobactam)

Background: Acutely ill adults presenting to the hospital with suspected infection commonly receive empiric, broad-spectrum antibiotics as part of their initial management including coverage of both MRSA and pseudomonas species.  MRSA coverage includes the use of vancomycin while anti-pseudomonal coverage …

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Infectious Disease

Clinical Conundrums: Should I Provide Patients with Pharyngitis a Dose of Corticosteroids

Bottom Line Up Top: Steroids provide modest improvement in time to resolution and degree of resolution of symptoms in pharyngitis. They should be considered in patients presenting to the ED after weighing potential benefits and risks. Clinical Scenario: A 22-year-old …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious Disease

How Much O2 Is Right in COVID?

Background: Hypoxemic respiratory failure is a frequent complicating feature of severe COVID-19 infection. Early in the pandemic, extensive efforts were made to identify the best approach to oxygenation in this group of patients. Best practices settled on aggressive use of …

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Infectious Disease

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

Intubation in Surgical Patients: VL vs DL

Background: Although most intubations are typically successful there is still a portion of patients that may require multiple intubation attempts.  Repeated intubation attempts could lead to respiratory and hemodynamic complications. We recently covered the DEVICE trial on REBEL EM which …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

Hematologic Emergencies in the Critical Care Setting Part 2

Background: Hematologic emergencies in the critical care setting are rare but deadly complications that can often be managed appropriately if identified early on and received prompt intervention. In this 2-part review, we will discuss several hematologic emergencies and discuss the …

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Hematology and Oncology

REBEL EM Book Club – MicroSkills

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Hematologic Emergencies in the Critical Care Setting Part 1

Background: Hematologic emergencies in the critical care setting are rare but deadly complications that can often be managed appropriately if identified early on and received prompt intervention. In this 2 part review, we will discuss several hematologic emergencies and discuss …

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Hematology and Oncology

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