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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

REBEL Core Cast 94.0 – SBO

Take Home Points SBO should be considered in all patients presenting with abdominal pain particularly if they have a prior abdominal surgical history Patients with SBO often have non-specific signs and symptoms. There is no history or physical exam feature …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

REBEL Core Cast 93.0 – Lithium Toxicity

Take Home Points Lithium toxicity comes in a three flavors: acute, chronic and acute on chronic. Each form will have a different presentation as well as management. Lithium levels are often unreliable in terms of guiding management and must be …

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Toxicology

REBEL Core Cast 92.0 – Perichondritis

Take Home Points Perichondritis is an infection of the cartilage and connective tissue of the ear Perichondritis can be recognized clinically by erythema, swelling and tenderness of the auricle. The most common organism in perichondritis is P. aeruginosa and antibiotics …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

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