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REBEL Core Cast 52.0 – Procrastination

Procrastination is simply put, a voluntary delay of tasks that we intend to do. In this REBEL Core Cast, Anand Swaminathan, MD and Marco Propersi, DO sit down and talk about why we procrastinate and steps we can each take …

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REBEL Core Cast 51.0 – Conference Pearls

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CardiovascularInfectious Disease

REBEL Cast Ep97: The NoPAC Trial – TXA for Epistaxis?

Background: Epistaxis is a common Emergency Department (ED) complaint with over 450,000 visits per year and a lifetime incidence of 60% (Gifford 2008, Pallin 2005). Standard anterior epistaxis treatment consists of holding pressure, use of local vasoconstrictors, topical application of …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Cast Ep96: Heroin OD – Is a 2-Hour Observation Protocol Long Enough?

Background: Opioid-related emergency department visits have been increasing over the past two decades in correlation with increasing rates of heroin use in the United States. Naloxone, which is used to reverse heroin overdose, has a half-life of approximately 60 to …

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REBEL Core Cast 50.0 – Superficial Venous Thrombosis

Take Home Points SVT >5cm or <3 cm from the SFJ should be treated with anti-coagulation.  The rate of concurrent DVT and PE in patients with SVT is 25% and 5%, respectively.

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Hematology and Oncology

REBEL Cast Ep95: Colchicine in COVID (COLCORONA)? Don’t Believe the Hype.

Background: Science by press release. Not the way any of us would choose to operate but, the COVID pandemic has made this a reality. It’s vital that we understand that while pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to release this information, …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast 49.0 – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Take Home Points Consider ruptured AAA in patients (especially those > 50 years of age) with unexplained hypotension, back or abdominal pain All ruptured AAAs should be considered unstable regardless of vital signs as rapid deterioration is common A ruptured …

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REBEL Core Cast 48.0 Frostbite

Take Home Points Frostbite is a severe, localized cold-induced injury due to freezing and thawing of tissue. We usually see these injuries affecting the ears, nose, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Patients will complain of cold, numb or stiff sensations …

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REBEL Core Cast 47.0 Nausea and Vomiting

Take Home Points Nausea and Vomiting has an exceedingly large differential – don’t just anchor on GI presentations H&P important – Duration, frequency, content, and associated symptoms Alcohol swab -> If no line and want quick treatment give swab Ondansetron …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Cast Ep94: The ITACTIC Trial – Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assay Augmented Protocols

Background: Current trauma resuscitation prioritizes control of bleeding and uses massive transfusion protocols to prevent and treat coagulopathy. This is typically done in the form of massive transfusion protocols delivered in proportions that approach the composition of whole blood. Two …

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