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Medical Category: Thoracic and Respiratory

The ED-AWARENESS Study: Awareness with Paralysis

‘He remembered waking up with someone pulling very hard on his injured leg, which caused severe pain. He thinks he was in the ED. The patient said this was the worst pain he had every had and it was unbearable, …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

Antibiotics in COPD Exacerbations – 2 days vs 7 days

Background: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are commonly seen in the ED. AECOPD is characterized by a change in the patient’s baseline dyspnea, cough or sputum purulence. While there are a number of causes for exacerbations, infectious …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Ep110: The COVI-PRONE Trial – Awake Prone Positioning and COVID-19

Background: Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians were looking for practical, widely available, and low-cost interventions to help patients with hypoxemia.  One of those interventions was awake prone positioning.  Potential mechanisms of benefit in awake proning include more uniform distribution …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

Traumatic Hemothorax: Pigtail vs Chest Tube

Background: Optimal management of pneumothorax and hemothorax with chest thoracostomy has been widely debated over the last decade.  We no longer question the utility of pigtail catheters for pneumothorax and now ask whether a catheter has to be placed at …

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Thoracic and RespiratoryTrauma

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 …

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

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