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Medical Category: Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Core Cast 64.0 – Acute Pancreatitis

Take Home Points Pancreatitis is diagnosed by a combination of clinical features (epigastric pain with radiation to back, nausea/vomiting etc) and diagnostic tests (lipase 3x normal, CT scan) A RUQ US should be performed looking for gallstones as this finding …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

Rebellion21 – “HALT IT” In the Name of Evidence via J Scott Wieters, MD

In this 20-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. J Scott Wieters, MD discusses the evidence for and against the use of tranexamic acid for hemorrhage alleviation in gastrointestinal bleeding by doing a critical appraisal of the HALT-IT trial.

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalHematology and Oncology

REBEL Review 103: Balloon Tamponade Devices

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REBEL Reviews

APPAC II: Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

Background: The recently published CODA trial (Link is HERE) comparing antibiotics vs laparoscopic appendectomy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis demonstrated  an antibiotic 1st strategy was non-inferior to laparoscopic appendectomy. However, there were nearly 3 in 10 patient who had undergone appendectomy …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Core Cast 47.0 Nausea and Vomiting

Take Home Points Nausea and Vomiting has an exceedingly large differential – don’t just anchor on GI presentations H&P important – Duration, frequency, content, and associated symptoms Alcohol swab -> If no line and want quick treatment give swab Ondansetron …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

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