We believe that critical care is not simply a location or a unit in a hospital, but the practice of providing care to those who need urgent support to treat or prevent a life-threatening illness. Whether you’re a paramedic, nurse, EM, IM, CCM doc, etc…

 

REBEL Crit

 

will help you critically appraise the literature so that you can deliver the highest quality, evidence based and compassionate care to your patients. REBELCrit not only review’s recent publications, but has many review article’s, on often complex topics, to help you, the busy provider, continue to provide the best care possible. Soon, REBELCrit will be launching a critical care podcast through our already popular REBELCast! REBELCrit strives to give you the most up to date and timely information so that you can be the best provider you can be and deliver the best care to your critically ill patients!

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All Categories
  • All Categories
  • Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and Electrolytes
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Procedures and Skills
  • Pyschobehavioral
  • Renal and Genitourinary
  • Resuscitation
  • Thoracic and Respiratory
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma

Congestive Heart Failure and Sepsis: A Closer Look at Fluid Management

Background: In medicine, guidelines are valuable tools that help guide care. However, they are not rigid rules that must be strictly followed. Clinicians often find themselves grappling with the challenge of balancing the demands of meeting Center for Medicaid & …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

UK-REBOA on Trial: Innovative or Over-Inflated?

Background: Hemmorhage is a major cause of preventable death in trauma patients. Early expeditious definitive hemorrhage control is a major focus in trauma resuscitation. Patients with torso hemorrhage present a clinical conundrum often requiring interventional radiology or surgery, both of …

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Trauma

Hydroxycobalamin vs Methylene Blue for Vasoplegic Shock from Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Background Information: Vasoplegic shock is defined as hypotension with normal or increased cardiac output and can commonly occur in post-cardiac surgery patients having received cardiopulmonary bypass. This dysregulation of vasodilation is associated with a mortality of close to 25%. After …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Corticosteroids in Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia: Could CAPE COD catalyze a change in critical care management?

Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) can lead to pulmonary and systemic inflammation, resulting in impaired gas exchange, sepsis, organ failure, and an increased risk of death. Corticosteroids have excellent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects that could mitigate some of the inflammation caused …

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The ECLS-SHOCK Trial: ECPR in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock

Background: Cardiogenic shock develops in up to 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and carries a 30 day mortality rate around 50%. Revascularization of the culprit lesion remains one of the few established treatments though there are numerous …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Unpacking the PEACH Trial: What is Levetiracetam’s Role in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

BACKGROUND: intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) makes up 10-15% of all strokes and significantly contributes to overall stroke-related morbidity and mortality  (Hostettler 2019). Levetiracetam is frequently used to prevent seizures in patients with conditions such as ICH, traumatic brain injury (TBI), supratentorial …

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Neurology

TAME Trial: Mild Hypercapnia vs Normocapnia in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Cardiac arrest is a devastating event that imposes considerable human and financial burdens. While it is widely recognized that cardiac arrest leads to brain injury, what is often overlooked is the persistent cerebral hypoperfusion that continues even after …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

An Herbal Hope: Is XBJ A Game-Changer in Sepsis Management?

Background: Could Xuebijing (XBJ) catalyze a paradigm shift in sepsis management? XBJ is an herbal compound used in China to manage various inflammatory and infectious processes in recent years, including sepsis.2-6 It is an herbal preparation comprising a blend of …

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Resuscitation

AID-ICU Trial: Haloperidol for Treatment of ICU Delirium

Background Information: Delirium is a common and serious condition in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is estimated to affect 30-50% of patients in the ICU and haloperidol is the most frequently used agent in treatment (3).  One …

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NeurologyPyschobehavioralToxicology

REBEL Cast Ep121: The Battle of the Blades – Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy

Background: The ongoing debate between video laryngoscopy (VL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL) has ignited intense debate within the emergency medicine and critical care communities. A recent pragmatic, randomized, multicenter trial (The DEVICE Trial) compared the two techniques to determine if …

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Resuscitation

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