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REBEL Core Cast 100.0 – Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Take Home Points Alcoholic Ketoacidosis (AKA) can present with significant acidemia (pH < 7.00). Despite the significant acidemia, patients with AKA can remain alert and lucid despite their severe metabolic derangement. Relying on urine ketones for diagnosis can be misleading, …

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How Good is Ultrasound at Diagnosing PTA?

Background: The increased utility and accessibility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has allowed clinicians the freedom to rethink their diagnostic approach for many common diseases, including peritonsillar abscess (PTA). Clinical evaluation may prove difficult since many PTA and peritonsillar cellulitis symptoms overlap. …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast 99.0 – Bundle Branch Blocks

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The EMERGE Trial: Emergency vs Delayed Catheterization in Survivors of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background: Previous observational studies published in 2015 (Geri 2015)(Vyas 2015) indicated that early cardiac catheterization in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) might improve mortality and result in more favorable neurological outcomes. The TOMAHAWK (Desch 2021), COACT (Abella 2019), and …

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Impact of Emergency Department Crowding on Lung Protective Ventilation

Background Information: Obtaining definitive control of the airway, when indicated, is the responsibility of the emergency medicine physician. Traditionally patients were managed on the ventilator with lung volumes of 10 – 15 ml/kg. However, that practice is long-outdated and patients …

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ResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory