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An Herbal Hope: Is XBJ A Game-Changer in Sepsis Management?

Background: Could Xuebijing (XBJ) catalyze a paradigm shift in sepsis management? XBJ is an herbal compound used in China to manage various inflammatory and infectious processes in recent years, including sepsis.2-6 It is an herbal preparation comprising a blend of …

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Resuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep122 – Delayed vs Rapid Sequence Intubation in Agitated Trauma Patients

Background: Getting a definitive airway in a critically ill trauma patient can be a stressful situation.  The potential for soiled airways, cervical spine injuries, maxillofacial injuries and head injuries combined with agitation/delirium, altered mental status and hypoxemia can make securing …

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Procedures and SkillsTrauma

AID-ICU Trial: Haloperidol for Treatment of ICU Delirium

Background Information: Delirium is a common and serious condition in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is estimated to affect 30-50% of patients in the ICU and haloperidol is the most frequently used agent in treatment (3).  One …

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NeurologyPyschobehavioralToxicology

The PALACE Trial: Direct Oral PCN Challenge in Patients with Low-Risk PCN Allergy?

Background: Many patients report a vague history of penicillin allergy. The vast majority of these self-reported allergies are untrue (< 5%) .  Literature including patients with penicillin allergies also show longer, more complicated hospital courses. Standard practice for identifying errant allergy …

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Allergy and Immunology

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

The ARAMIS Trial: DAPT vs Alteplase in Minor Nondisabling Acute Ischemic Stroke

Background: Current stroke guidelines recommend IV alteplase for patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting within 4.5hrs of symptom onset based on the NINDS and ECASS III publications. Both NINDS and ECASS III excluded patients with mild stroke symptoms but failed …

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Neurology

REBEL Core Cast 105.0 – Methylxanthine Toxicity

Take Home Points Methylxanthines are a drug class that includes caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. The three main mechanisms that account for the clinical presentation of methylxanthine toxicity are: catecholamine release, adenosine antagonism, and phosphodiesterase inhibition. Beta agonism will lead to …

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Toxicology

Peri-Intubation Hypotension – Dose Induction Dose Matter?

Background: Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is a procedure fraught with potential complications including hypotension which, in turn, can result in cardiovascular collapse. While there are numerous potential causes of hypotension peri-RSI, induction medications represent an important, modifiable variable. Over the …

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Procedures and Skills

Don’t Become Obsolete: The EM Physician’s Fight Against Procedural Decay

INTRODUCTION You’re moonlighting in a remote access hospital. EMS radios in for a burn patient and to anticipate a difficult airway. You can hear the tension in their voice. They’re rolling up now. The patient is horribly burned. She was …

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Procedures and Skills

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

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