Browsing: Critical Care

One study showed short-term benefit to using vasopressin and methylprednisolone in patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest. But study limitations mean further examination is needed before a
Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) can provide a point of care ultrasound assessment of right ventricular function. Although there are many emerging applications for this measurement,
Anaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening acute systemic type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. This IgE-mediated reaction leads to varying degrees of mast-cell degranulation, histamine release and varying
Cardiac tamponade is a critical emergency department diagnosis, but it can be a difficult diagnosis to make based on physical exam alone. Clinical signs of tamponade are often late findings and can be
Managing critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock often includes a decision between two inotropes: dobutamine and milrinone. Is there evidence to inform that choice?
What's the feasibility and safety of giving a high-dose nitroglycerin bolus for sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema?
Septic cardiomyopathy (colloquially known as septic heart) lacks formal criteria, but emergency physicians should be aware of generally accepted clinical signs. Awareness of septic cardiomyopathy as a
This EMRA Critical Care Committee Deep Dive will review the current available literature on targeted temperature management for cardiac arrest.
Early fluid resuscitation has been proven to be a fundamental component in improving survival for patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. But what happens when a patient has cirrhosis?
As the coronavirus continues to mutate, researchers are examining every treatment option. This study looks at the efficacy of convalescent plasma for patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.