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Medical Category: Trauma

Andexxa Vs 4F-PCC in ICH: An Ongoing Debate

BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) such as rivaroxaban [Xarelto] and apixaban [Eliquis] have become more prevalent in the aging population and are associated with intracranial bleeding at rates up to 4.2%. (Xian 2019) 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (4F-PCC), or K-Centra, …

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NeurologyTrauma

Non-Sterile Gloves for Suturing Traumatic Lacerations?

Background: Traumatic lacerations presenting to the emergency department are, by definition, contaminated (ie non-sterile).  Standard management involves irrigation, local anesthesia, closure and tetanus update if required. The existing literature has never shown benefit to sterile gloves in these types of …

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Procedures and SkillsTrauma

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 2

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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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalCardiovascularDermatologyEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesHematology and OncologyInfectious DiseaseNeurologyObstetrics and GynecologyOrthopedicsResuscitationTrauma

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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