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REBEL Cast Ep100: REVVED UP – COVID-19 Vaccination in the ED

Background: COVID-19 is now a vaccine preventable illness but, unfortunately, many have not received the COVID-19 vaccine due to a number of reasons including access, misinformation and a lack of confidence.  In the US, the emergency department is the safety …

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Infectious Disease

Rebellion21: Canadian TIA Risk Score vs ABCD2

The management of patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIA) can be difficult.  Do they all need admission, or can low risk patients go home?  How do we define low risk?  Multiple scoring systems are in place to help answer that …

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Neurology

COVID-19 and Anticoagulation: Full Dose or Prophylactic Dose?

Background: Patients with COVID-19 are at a high risk for the development of venous thromboembolic disease [Link is HERE]. Alveolar capillary microthrombi appear to be 9x more prevalent in patients with COVID-19 compared to H1N1. As a result, enhanced-dose anticoagulation …

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Hematology and Oncology

Rebellion in EM 2021: The History and Future of Emergency Medicine – The Evolution of Our Specialty

This was the opening keynote given at the Rebellion in EM 2021 Conference by Dr. Gillian Schmitz, MD. In this 25 minute talk, Dr. Schmitz discusses the history and future of Emergency Medicine.

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REBEL Core Cast 62.0 – Hemophilia

Take Home Points Infuse factor first, investigate later Treat when bleeding is suspected, not confirmed. Have a low threshold! It is better to over treat than undertreat. Give full dose when in doubt Factor 8 = 50U/kg Factor 9 = …

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Hematology and Oncology

The STROKE-AF and PER DIEM Trials: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke

Background: The mainstays for management of stroke include admission to a stroke center and management of modifiable risk factors.1,2,3 It is estimated that most strokes are ischemic (87%),4 and atrial fibrillation and/or flutter are thought to be responsible for approximately …

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Neurology

TTM2: Hypothermia vs Normothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Hypothermia was first introduced in 2002 by two studies, Bernard et al and The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) trial.1,2 The latter, although a small trial, showed improved neurologic outcomes at six months when patients were cooled to …

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CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

GRACE Guidelines: A Pragmatic Approach to Recurrent Low-Risk Chest Pain

In the United States, a patient with chest pain presents to the emergency department (ED) every 5 seconds. By the time you finish reading this post, 60 patients will have sought treatment for chest pain. In 2017, chest pain was …

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Cardiovascular

The REALITY Trial: Restrictive vs Liberal Blood Transfusion in Patients with AMI and Anemia

Background: Transfusion thresholds for anemia have large variations in clinical practice.  This is especially true in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).  Part of the reason for this is the lack of high-quality data.  There was a large, randomized trial …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Core Cast 61.0 – Debriefing

Take Home Points 1. Debriefing is critical. Studies show numerous benefits in terms of team communication and staff ability to regroup. 2. Start by gathering your team, thanking them for their work and noting that nothing could have changed the …

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