Rebel Category: REBEL Core

REBEL Core Cast 108.0 – Angioedema

Take Home Points: Airway management is paramount; expect a challenging intubation and consider controlling the airway early if there is apparent airway compromise. Understanding the cause of angioedema (mast cell vs. bradykinin mediated) helps dictate directed management. Urticaria and pruritus …

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Allergy and Immunology

REBEL Core Cast 107.0 – Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Take Home Points Clinical presentation is very nonspecific; evaluate all patients presenting with back pain for infectious risk factors. Baseline labs should not guide diagnosis, but may assist in later management. MRI is key to diagnosis, obtain this imaging in …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedics

Back in the Game: The Effects of Activity on Youth Concussion Recovery

Background: Sports-related concussions are among the most common injuries in children and adolescents, affecting millions of youth athletes annually.1 Given their prevalence in this population, providers must be up to date on diagnosis and management. Historical practice recommends rest to …

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REBEL Core Cast 105.0 – Methylxanthine Toxicity

Take Home Points Methylxanthines are a drug class that includes caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. The three main mechanisms that account for the clinical presentation of methylxanthine toxicity are: catecholamine release, adenosine antagonism, and phosphodiesterase inhibition. Beta agonism will lead to …

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REBEL Core Cast 104.0 – Subtle ECGs in Acute Coronary Occlusion

Take Home Points Provider assessment of how the patient looks is extremely important. If it looks and feels like a STEMI clinically, get serial ECGs and consult Cardiology immediately. POCUS has been a phenomenal tool in the management and early …

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