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REBEL Core Cast 98.0 – AVNRT

Take Home Points AVNRT is a common tachydysrhythmia that results from a reentrant loop within the AV node. Unstable patients with AVNRT should be considered for immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion. Stable patients with AVNRT can have a trial of vagal …

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Cardiovascular

Managing the Patient with Alcohol Intoxication

Background: Acute alcohol intoxication is often identified early in a patient’s visit by behavioral changes accompanied by slurred speech, ataxia, nystagmus, or the smell of alcohol. However, evaluating and managing patients with acute alcohol intoxication in the emergency department can …

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Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 97.0 – Acute Vision Loss II

Take Home Points: Assess patients with floaters or flashers for retinal or vitreous detachment. Rapid diagnosis and emergency referral improves outcomes of ophthalmologic interventions. CRAO is a stroke of the eye; patients should be considered for a complete stroke work …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast 96.0 – Acute Vision Loss I

Take Home Points: Suspect glaucoma in any patient with an acute change in vision and get an intraocular pressure measurement First line treatment in acute angle closure glaucoma is a topical beta blocker Consider giant cell arteritis in patients with …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast 95.0 – Herpetic Keratitis

Take Home Points: Fluorescein is an essential tool in the diagnosis of HSV keratitis Identifying the type of HSV keratitis is crucial, as it will guide treatment Update tetanus vaccination Consult ophthalmology if there is concern for HSV keratitis as …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

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