Archive

Medical Category: Allergy and Immunology

Cetirizine Vs Diphenhydramine For the Treatment of Acute Urticaria in the ED

Background: Diphenhydramine, a first-generation antihistamine, is the most common pharmacologic agent used to treat acute allergic reactions. Despite being highly effective in treating acute allergic reactions, first-generation H1 antihistamines cross the blood-brain barrier and bind to H1 receptors, which can …

Read More
Allergy and Immunology

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Mega Summary – Part 1

Take Home Points Emergency medicine revolves around the differential¬†diagnosis History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests Always consider the most life-threatening and …

Read More
Allergy and ImmunologyHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatRenal and GenitourinaryResuscitationThoracic and RespiratoryTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Asthma

Take Home Points Wheezing can be absent when severe – be wary of the silent chest = impending respiratory failure Not everything that wheezes is asthma! Beware of mimics – COPD, CHF, anaphylaxis, stridor Consider dexamethasone in those with poor …

Read More
Allergy and ImmunologyInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Shortness of Breath

Take Home Points Keep a wide differential Think of the airway, lungs, heart, blood, kidneys, acid/base, brain Use Wells & PERC consecutively to stratify those who you think may have a PE Silent chest is asthma patients is a harbinger …

Read More
Allergy and ImmunologyEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatPyschobehavioralResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast – Basics of EM – Cough

Take Home Points Be aware of the red flags – fever, HIV, hemoptysis, TB risk factors Is the onset acute or chronic Characterize sputum production – spoon full, cup full, bucket full- Hemoptysis – most can have streaking and thats …

Read More
Allergy and ImmunologyHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

Sponsored

0