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Medical Category: Trauma

REBEL Review 88: Sub-Dissociative Ketamine for Acute Pain

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REBEL Reviews

REBEL Cast Ep53 – GeriKet – Ketamine Analgesia in Older Adults

Background: The provision of safe and judicious analgesia is an important task for the emergency physician. Recent literature has demonstrated the effectiveness of sub-dissociative ketamine (SDK) in the emergency department (ED) setting (Motov 2015), however concerns regarding increased rates of …

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Trauma

Is it Safe to Discharge Patients Home with Isolated Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (itSAH)?

Background: I received a text message from one of my colleagues inquiring about discharging a patient home with isolated traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage and to be honest I had heard about this practice, but was not completely aware of the literature around …

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Trauma

Penetrating Neck Injuries

Background: Patients with penetrating neck trauma can present with a variety of injury patterns including hemorrhagic shock, airway obstruction and neurologic injury. Serious injuries may not be clinically obvious making diagnosis and prompt treatment challenging. Due to the large number …

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Trauma

REBEL Cast Ep 43: Pain Control and Opioid Sparing Options in the ED

Background: In the United States we are not only seeing an opioid epidemic but also a shortage of IV opioid agents. For both reasons, it is important to find non-opioid options for common pain complaints seen in the ED.  Changing …

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Trauma

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