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Medical Category: Trauma

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

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Ankle and Foot Injuries

Take Home Points Sprains need more support than just an ace wrap – place them in an aircast or a splint Perform a thorough physical exam – take off their shoes and socks Lisfranc and Maisonneuve injuries are often missed …

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OrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Leg Pain

Take Home Points Approach leg pain with the seconds, minutes, hours mindset – think about acute limb ischemia, compartment syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis Do a thorough physical exam – get their shoes and socks off – you will find crazy …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedicsTrauma

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