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Serial PoCUS for ED Patients with Acute Dyspnea: Is More Actually Better?

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a valuable clinical tool in the assessment of acute dyspnea. It can be used to distinguish between various conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, acute heart failure (AHF), pleural effusion, pulmonary edema, pericardial …

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Procedures and SkillsThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 116.0 – Achilles Tendon Rupture

Take Home Points Achilles tendon rupture is a clinical diagnosis. The Thompson Test should be applied in all suspected cases. Remember to brace or splint a rupture, even if suspected, in the resting equinus position for optimal healing and prevention …

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Orthopedics

Rosh Review MyEMCert Question

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Hematology and OncologyThoracic and Respiratory

Pre-Hospital Antibiotics in Sepsis?

Background: Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. It is well-established that earlier recognition and treatment can lead to better outcome for these patients .  Time to antibiotic therapy (from triage, not from onset of infection) has …

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Infectious Disease

Clinical Conundrums: Should You Give the First Dose of Antibiotics IV Before Discharging Home on Oral Antibiotics?

Bottom Line Up Top: In patients with infectious processes that are stable for discharge home, there is no role for giving a first dose of antibiotics IV in the ED. Clinical Scenario: A 45-year-old woman with hypertension presents with a …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast 115.0 – Cardiogenic Shock

Take Home Points: Know clinical (cold extremities, oliguria, confusion, dizziness, narrow pulse pressure) and laboratory markers (metabolic acidosis, elevated creatinine, lactic acidosis) of hypoperfusion. An elevated lactate is a danger sign and requires explanation. Norepinephrine is a great first line …

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Rosh Review EM Scholar Monthly Question

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalRenal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast 114.0 – Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

Take Home Points: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that results from incomplete combustion of any carbon containing product. Exposure often occur unintentionally from indoor use of gas powered generators, camp stoves, or faulty home heaters. The …

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Toxicology

Don’t Believe the Headline: Ultrasound vs CXR in Traumatic Pneumothorax Diagnosis

Background:           The use of ultrasound is well established for trauma patients in the emergency department, with almost every patient receiving a FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) examination as part of the “ABC’s” of trauma. Though the initial …

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Trauma

Clinical Conundrums: How Long Should We Monitor After Giving IM Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis?

How Long Should We Monitor After Giving IM Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis? Bottom Line Up Top: After prompt recognition and appropriate treatment with IM epinephrine, the risk of biphasic reactions are exceedingly low. There is no set observation time to monitor …

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Allergy and Immunology

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