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Medical Category: Thoracic and Respiratory

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

The ACTION Trial: DOACs in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Background: Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are at increased risk for both arterial and venous thromboembolic disease. Multiple recent trials have investigated the efficacy of therapeutic or standard prophylactic anticoagulation in preventing thrombotic complications among patients with COVID-19 in a variety …

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CardiovascularInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

The MICHELLE Trial: Anticoagulation Post-Discharge in Patients Hospitalized Secondary to COVID-19

Background: Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of thromboembolic events, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In addition, COVID-19 patients with increased coagulation parameters such as D-dimer, fibrin degradation products, prothrombin time, and activated partial thromboplastin …

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CardiovascularHematology and OncologyInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Crit Cast Ep6.0 – Mastering Mechanical Ventilation Part 1

Mechanical Ventilation is a modality commonly used in the critically ill, but many providers, may not have a strong understanding of the basics. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Physicians need to have a firm grasp of the basic concepts of …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 73.0 – Basic Asthma Management

Take Home Points: First line treatment for asthma exacerbations is inhaled beta agonists, inhaled anticholinergics and systemic corticosteroids. The majority of patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations should be started on short-burst corticosteroids to control inflammation and prevent …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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