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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Introduction

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of Emergency Medicine Podcast Welcome to the EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine Podcast. I am your host EJ Wright, and the following series is an all encompassing approach to the most common chief complaints in …

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Monkeypox…The Basics

Background: Monkeypox is a poxviridae virus closely related to smallpox (variola).  It was first described in humans in 1970 and has since become endemic in parts of Africa.  In recent weeks, clusters of cases have been described in several countries …

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Infectious Disease

SSRIs and COVID-19

Background: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating. Given the novelty of the virus, only a few effective treatments have emerged to decrease mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infection. The morbidity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 is thought to be due …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast 78.0 – Herpes Zoster

Take Home Points Classically, herpes zoster will present with rash and pain in a dermatomal distribution Immunocompromised patients are at greater risk for significant complications of zoster, including visceral dissemination and zoster ophthalmicus Appropriate therapy includes antiviral therapy within 72 …

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DermatologyInfectious Disease

The INSPIRATION Trial: Intermediate Dose Anticoagulation in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19

Background: COVID-19 infection increases the risk of thrombosis due to multiple factors.(Rico-Mesa, 2020). Over the last 2 years, researchers have published 12 RCTs investigating various anticoagulation strategies among patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in multiple clinical settings. To date, only a multiplatform …

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