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REBEL Core Cast 73.0 – Basic Asthma Management

Take Home Points: First line treatment for asthma exacerbations is inhaled beta agonists, inhaled anticholinergics and systemic corticosteroids. The majority of patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations should be started on short-burst corticosteroids to control inflammation and prevent …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

The Pragmatic Combination of YEARS Score and Age-Adjusted D-Dimer

Background: The optimal approach to risk stratifying patients for pulmonary embolism (PE) remains elusive. Multiple decision instruments are available with varying degrees of complexity and acceptance among emergency medicine clinicians (Wells, Geneva, PERC, YEARS, age-adjusted D-dimer). The 2018 ACEP clinical …

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CardiovascularHematology and OncologyThoracic and Respiratory

The ACTIV-4b Trial: Antithrombotics For Treatment of Outpatient COVID-19

Background: Severely ill patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, especially thromboembolic events (Bikdeli 2020). The overall incidence of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is approximately 17% in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, with a significantly higher rate …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

PECARN Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Is A Clinical Decision Instrument Better Than Clinician Gestalt?

Background: Unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of mortality in children. While traumatic brain injuries and thoracic traumas are the top two causes of mortality and morbidity, abdominal traumas are the third most common cause.  Additionally, children are at higher …

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PediatricsTrauma

Antacid Monotherapy vs GI Cocktail: Are You On or Off the Wagon?

Background: Dyspepsia and epigastric pain are common emergency department (ED) complaints affecting one in four adults annually. Twenty percent of these patients have an organic cause while 80% have functional dyspepsia (Moayyedi 2017). Antacids are often a first-line treatment in …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Core Cast 72.0 – Lung US

Take Home Points: Lung ultrasound is simple, quick and accurate for real time, bedside assessment of your patient with acute undifferentiated dyspnea PTX: least dependent area, shallow depth, lung sliding, lung point CHF: scan across the 4 zones of the …

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Procedures and SkillsThoracic and Respiratory

The Modified Valsalva Maneuver: Head Down, Legs Up

Background: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is not an uncommon presentation to the emergency department. A common first-line therapy for hemodynamically stable SVT is the standard Valsalva maneuver (sVm) but it has a low success rate (5-20%). After failed conversion to normal …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

MR CLEAN-NO IV: Endovascular Treatment for Stroke Compared to Alteplase Followed by Endovascular Treatment: No Difference, But Also Not Not Worse

Background: While the effects of stroke can be both debilitating and devastating, the benefit of certain treatments have not always been clear and the data supporting them are fraught with controversy. Reanalysis of the two trials demonstrating the benefit of thrombolytics …

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Neurology

REBEL Cast Ep106: The COCA Trial – Calcium in Cardiac Arrest

Background: The utility of pharmacological interventions for patients with OHCA are rather limited with no robust evidence that they improve outcomes.  Calcium, one of the pharmacological options has both inotropic and vasopressor effects. Additionally, calcium plays an important role in …

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Resuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep 105: Thrombolysis Before Endovascular Therapy for LVO Acute Ischemic Stroke

In this episode of REBEL Cast, Anand Swaminathan and I sit down to discuss the utility of thrombolysis prior to Endovascular therapy for LVO acute ischemic stroke.  The discussion is broken up into two potential scenarios: Not all facilities are …

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Neurology

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