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REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Fever

Take Home Points Look for the red flags – hypotension, environmental exposures, medications (SS, NMS), SIRS/qSOFA criteria Be on the lookout for neutropenic fever – isolate patients, administer abx early, and admit Sepsis definition is changing all the time – …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

Validation of the Step-By-Step Approach to Febrile Infants

Background: Fever without source in infants less than three months old presents a difficult diagnostic dilemma for ED physicians.  Over the past 25 years several algorithms have been developed to help guide clinicians, most notably the Rochester, Philadelphia and Boston …

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Pediatrics

Is Fever the New Hotness in Sepsis?

Background: With the introduction of sepsis 3.0, came the quick sepsis related organ failure assessment (qSOFA) score. The purpose of this score is supposed to be a bedside tool to help predict which patients are at the greatest risk of …

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Infectious Disease

The HEAT Trial – Acetaminophen in ICU Patients with Fever

Background: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is commonly used to lower the temperature of patients with fever suspected to be causeed by an infection in both homes across the world and the hospital. There are, however, opposing theories to the utility of decreasing …

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Resuscitation

The Challenge of Fever in Kids

FEVER shows up beside the name of a new 3 year old that has just been checked into your department. This can be accompanied by many feelings when you see it from “Why are they here ?” to “I hope …

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Pediatrics

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