REBEL Cast

is the blogs audio version. The podcast typically starts by setting a clinical stage with a pertinent clinical question, followed by a discussion of the paper with pertinent results, strengths, limitations, and further discussion. Finally, we end every podcast with clinical take home points from the papers being reviewed. If there are papers you think we should evaluate, email them to srrezaie@gmail.com.

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REBEL Cast Episode 66: The COACT Trial – Coronary Angiography After Cardiac Arrest without STEMI

Background: Post-ROSC care is a multifaceted endeavor that includes targeted temperature management (TTM), vital-organ support, and treatment of the underlying cause of arrest. One of the most common causes of cardiac arrest is acute coronary syndrome.  Current European and American guidelines …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

REBEL Cast Episode 65: Optimal Order of Drug Administration in Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background Information: The sequential administration of a sedative and neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) to facilitate the passage of an endotracheal tube is a common method of intubating in both the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU). In fact, 85% …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Cast Episode 64: A Clinical Prediction Rule for Febrile Infants ≤60 Days at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections

Background: Management and workup of fever in the neonate has been a long-standing challenge. This unique age group is particularly susceptible to serious bacterial infections (SBI’s) despite their clinical “well” appearance. Newborns, specifically those < 60 days of age are considered …

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Pediatrics

REBEL Core Cast 10.0 – Blunt Cardiac Injury

Take Home Points on Blunt Cardiac Injury No single test can be used to exclude BCI. However a thorough physical exam combined with a 12-lead EKG, troponin measurement, and echocardiography can be used to characterize BCI and direct care Obtain …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 9.0 – Pediatric Status Epilepticus

Pediatric Status Epilepticus Shownotes Definition: Seizure that has been going on for >5 minutes OR recurrent seizures without return to baseline. If the patient was seizing at home and still seizing when they get to the ED, consider it to …

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Pediatrics

REBEL Core Cast 8.0 – The NEJM + Non-Inferiority Studies

Take Home Points on Non-Inferiority Studies Non-inferiority studies should be done when a new treatment (or diagnostic modality) requires less resources (cost or time), is easier for the patient or has a lower side-effect profile. Non-inferiority study design largely negates …

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REBEL Core Cast 7.0 – Oncologic Emergencies

Take Home Points on Oncologic Emergencies: Hyperviscosity Syndrome happens when elevated WBCs or severe hyperproteinemia cause high serum viscosity and micro-circulatory problems in patients with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma or acute leukemia. Be suspicious of this syndrome in these patient’s when they present with the …

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Hematology and Oncology

REBEL Core Cast 6.0 – Traumatic Arrest

Take Home Points: If the patient is a clear traumatic arrest, compressions aren’t indicated and, instead we should focus on the important interventions that need to be done. Ultrasound can be incredibly helpful in traumatic arrest. If you’ve got a …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 5.0 – Accidental Hypothermia

Take Home Points: Hypothermia is neuroprotective and patients can survive prolonged periods of cardiac arrest. Termination of resuscitative efforts in cardiac arrest should not considered until the patient is >32°C or has a K > 12 mEq/L Active internal rewarming …

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Environmental

REBELCast Ep63: LIDOKET – IV Lidocaine for Renal Colic?

Background: The use of intravenous lidocaine for analgesia in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with renal colic has gained recent traction and interest, and was previously explored on the REBEL EM blog. Literature has been mixed, with one …

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Renal and Genitourinary

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