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Endotracheal intubation is one of the most high-stakes and critical procedures we as emergency physicians perform. Because there are fundamental differences between airway management under emergent an
ED intubations are typically carried out using rapid sequence intubation (RSI), utilizing both a sedative agent and neuromuscular blocking agent. What are the indications and complications of opting f
When patients with sepsis are mechanically ventilated, which sedation leads to better outcomes: dexmedetomidine or propofol?
Tracheobronchial injury is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication of neck trauma. One bad hand of poker led to a 1-in-30,000 case presentation.
There are many perspectives available and early data to guide management of COVID-19 patients who present with respiratory failure. This article will review practice-altering data and the approach use
The year of 2019 ushered in an abundance of interesting, practice-informing, and excellently conducted research regarding airway and peri-intubation management that is potentially applicable to the em
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure characterized by massive inflammation leading to pulmonary edema, decruitment of alveoli, and hypoxemia. De
A look at this option for delivering supplemental oxygen in patients experiencing hypoxemic respiratory failure in emergency care.
Critically ill pediatric patients can make physicians-in-training nervous - and that anxiety is heightened when it comes to a pediatric patient in respiratory distress. This article reviews the basics