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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

The Protocolised Management in Sepsis (ProMISe) Trial

Since 2002, the surviving sepsis campaign (SSC) has stated that best practice in sepsis care includes: early recognition, source control, appropriate/timely antibiotic therapy, resuscitation with intravenous fluids (IVF) and vasoactive medications. Resuscitation of the septic patient in the emergency department …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

The New Age of Sepsis Management

There are more than 750,000 cases of severe sepsis and septic shock in the US each year.  Most patients who present with sepsis receive their initial care in the emergency department.  In 2001, there was a landmark study by Rivers …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

REBEL Cast Episode 6: Oseltamivir in the Treatment of Influenza & Use of the HEART Score in Low Risk Chest Pain

Welcome to the March 2015 REBEL Cast, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of topics that come up frequently in clinical practice in the emergency department. Today we are going to specifically tackle: Topic #1: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in …

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CardiovascularInfectious Disease

How Long Does a Cough From Respiratory Illness Last?

Cough from respiratory illness is one of the most common reasons that patients seek care in both the outpatient primary care setting and the emergency department (ED).  Cough due to respiratory illness is a self-limited condition in the majority of cases, …

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Infectious Disease

Any Benefit to Adjunct Prednisone Therapy in Community Acquired Pneumonia?

Background: Respiratory tract infections and pneumonia are the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.  Although morbidity and mortality has improved slightly with the advent of antibiotics, there is still a significant long-term morbidity and mortality associated with this disorder.  It …

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Infectious Disease

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