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REBEL Cast Ep115 – Phenobarbital vs Lorazepam in Alcohol Withdrawal

Background information: Alcohol has potentiating effects on the inhibitory GABA neurotransmission system and inhibitory effects on the excitatory glutamate neurotransmission system. Chronic alcohol use causes changes to preserve homeostasis, and when the stimulus is removed, alcohol withdrawal results due to …

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REBEL Core Cast 98.0 – AVNRT

Take Home Points AVNRT is a common tachydysrhythmia that results from a reentrant loop within the AV node. Unstable patients with AVNRT should be considered for immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion. Stable patients with AVNRT can have a trial of vagal …

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Prehospital Traumatic Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Background: Traumatic cardiac arrest in the prehospital setting carries an extremely high mortality rate. Nevertheless, mortality of prehospital traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA), and survivability with good neurologic outcome, remain the gold standards of trauma care in and out of the …

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EMS and DisasterTrauma

Managing the Patient with Alcohol Intoxication

Background: Acute alcohol intoxication is often identified early in a patient’s visit by behavioral changes accompanied by slurred speech, ataxia, nystagmus, or the smell of alcohol. However, evaluating and managing patients with acute alcohol intoxication in the emergency department can …

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REBEL Core Cast 97.0 – Acute Vision Loss II

Take Home Points: Assess patients with floaters or flashers for retinal or vitreous detachment. Rapid diagnosis and emergency referral improves outcomes of ophthalmologic interventions. CRAO is a stroke of the eye; patients should be considered for a complete stroke work …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat