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What is possible with highly coordinated ECMO-facilitated cardiopulmonary resuscitation? A recent study demonstrates the value of exploring interesting alternatives such as ECMO cannulation in the eme
Fluid overload has not been clearly defined in the critical care arena. In situations where patients have renal, cardiac, and pulmonary dysfunction, commonly seen in the ICU, large volume fluid therap
The role of corticosteroids in severe infections, sepsis and ARDS has been a constantly evolving discussion and remains controversial. The recent APROCCHSs, ADRENAL and DEXA-ARDS along with other prio
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
The STAAMP Trial results show TXA, with a thus far demonstrated low adverse event rate, should be considered in all trauma patients as early as feasibly possible, and those with more severe forms of s
This is a unique case of Lemierre's syndrome in a person who injects drugs (PWID) without a history of recent oropharyngeal infection or the presence of a central venous catheter.
While the techniques involved in placing or removing a central venous catheter can be monotonous, it is critical to remain cognizant of the complications that can occur with catheter insertion and rem
While the treatment for SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve, the emergency department remains a primary place for early medical intervention. There is growing evidence to support that initiating steroids w
A complex trial meant to determine whether hydrocortisone can improve outcomes for patients with severe COVID-19 was stopped early - but still shows promise for the course.
With no clear consensus on the use of steroids in critically ill sepsis patients, a recent meta-analysis studies the 28-day mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients when corticosteroids are admin