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REBEL Cast

Rational Evidence-Based Evaluation of Literature

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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REBEL Core Cast 72.0 – Lung US

Take Home Points: Lung ultrasound is simple, quick and accurate for real time, bedside assessment of your patient with acute undifferentiated dyspnea PTX: least dependent area, shallow depth, lung sliding, lung point CHF: scan across the 4 zones of the chest, look for B lines Bringing this to the bedside can give you diagnostic closure ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 72.0 – Lung US appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

21mins

12 Jan 2022

Rank #1

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REBEL Core Cast 73.0 – Basic Asthma Management

Take Home Points: First line treatment for asthma exacerbations is inhaled beta agonists, inhaled anticholinergics and systemic corticosteroids. The majority of patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations should be started on short-burst corticosteroids to control inflammation and prevent admission and relapse. Diagnostic testing is not required for the majority of patients with asthma ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 73.0 – Basic Asthma Management appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

11mins

26 Jan 2022

Rank #2

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REBEL Crit Cast Ep6.0 – Mastering Mechanical Ventilation Part 1

Mechanical Ventilation is a modality commonly used in the critically ill, but many providers, may not have a strong understanding of the basics. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Physicians need to have a firm grasp of the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation because without it, we can do serious harm to our patients. Airway management ... Read more The post REBEL Crit Cast Ep6.0 – Mastering Mechanical Ventilation Part 1 appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

15mins

31 Jan 2022

Rank #3

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REBEL Core Cast 74.0 – Cauda Equina Syndrome

Take Home Points: Cauda equina syndrome is a rare emergency with devastating consequences Early recognition is paramount as the presence of bladder dysfunction portends bad functional outcomes The presence of bilateral lower extremity weakness or sensory changes should alert clinicians to the diagnosis. Saddle anesthesia (or change in sensation) and any bladder/bowel changes in function ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 74.0 – Cauda Equina Syndrome appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

7mins

9 Feb 2022

Rank #4

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REBEL Cast Ep107: The BOUGIE Trial – Bougie First in All Emergency Intubations?

Background: Emergency endotracheal intubation is a potentially life-saving procedure in the management of critically-ill patients. The inherent risks associated with the procedure challenge us to refine our skills and adopt new techniques that can improve our performance. The bougie is an inexpensive device that has gained considerable traction in the last ten years. In 2018, ... Read more The post REBEL Cast Ep107: The BOUGIE Trial – Bougie First in All Emergency Intubations? appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

19mins

17 Feb 2022

Rank #5

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REBEL Core Cast 75.0 – Femoral Lines

Take Home Points: Newer data suggests that the infection and DVT rates for femoral lines are similar to that for internal jugular central lines. In a resuscitation situation, there are likely faster ways to obtain access than a femoral line (ie IO, Peripheral IV). If you are going to place a femoral line, use ultrasound ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 75.0 – Femoral Lines appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

14mins

23 Feb 2022

Rank #6

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REBEL Core Cast 76.0 – Zoom Better

REBEL Core Cast 76.0 – Zoom Better Click here for Direct Download of the Podcast Read More P Cubed Presentations: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom P Cubed Presentations: Online Presentation Setup P Cubed Presentations: How To Do An Online Presentation YouTube Tutorials: Link is HERE Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie) The post REBEL Core Cast 76.0 – Zoom Better appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

12mins

9 Mar 2022

Rank #7

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REBEL Cast Ep108: The PLUS Trial – Balanced vs Unbalanced Fluids in the Critically Ill

Background: In the past few years there has been a growing debate between  the use of balanced multielectrolyte solutions (BMES) and saline in the critically ill (See the “for more about this topic” section below). Recent research has yielded inconsistent results with RCTs showing improved mortality (SMART), no change in mortality (BaSICS), and decreased acute ... Read more The post REBEL Cast Ep108: The PLUS Trial – Balanced vs Unbalanced Fluids in the Critically Ill appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

16mins

10 Mar 2022

Rank #8

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REBEL Core Cast 77.0 – Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis

Take Home Points Think about flexor tenosynovitis in a patient with atraumatic finger pain.  They may have any combination of these signs: Tenderness along the course of the flexor tendon Symmetrical swelling of the finger – often called the sausage digit Pain on passive extension of the finger and Patient holds the finger in a ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 77.0 – Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

7mins

23 Mar 2022

Rank #9

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REBEL Core Cast 78.0 – Herpes Zoster

Take Home Points Classically, herpes zoster will present with rash and pain in a dermatomal distribution Immunocompromised patients are at greater risk for significant complications of zoster, including visceral dissemination and zoster ophthalmicus Appropriate therapy includes antiviral therapy within 72 hours of onset of symptoms and analgesia for acute neuritis Disseminated zoster and zoster ophthalmicus ... Read more The post REBEL Core Cast 78.0 – Herpes Zoster appeared first on REBEL EM - Emergency Medicine Blog.

6mins

6 Apr 2022

Rank #10