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Medical Category: 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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CardiovascularHematology and OncologyInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

The COV-BOOST Trial: Safety and Immunogenicity of Boosters

Background: COVID-19 became an international pandemic in March of 2020, claiming the lives of millions of people worldwide. To combat this deadly virus, an unprecedented global effort led to the development of many new vaccines against COVID-19 within a year. …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 77.0 – Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis

Take Home Points Think about flexor tenosynovitis in a patient with atraumatic finger pain.  They may have any combination of these signs: Tenderness along the course of the flexor tendon Symmetrical swelling of the finger – often called the sausage …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedics

The SCOUT–CAP Trial: 5d Abx vs. 10d Abx in Pediatric CAP

Background: The standard approach to treating pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a 10-day course of antibiotics. However, two high-quality randomized control trials challenged this standard within the last 12 months. The SAFER Trial [reviewed here] and CAP-IT Trial [reviewed here] found treatment for CAP in …

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Infectious DiseasePediatricsThoracic and Respiratory

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