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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?
Although it is rare, it is important to recognize C. canimorsus sepsis, as it is associated with high mortality rate and the patient can deteriorate rapidly.
Velocity time integral (VTI), also called stroke distance, is an ultrasound measurement that can help the emergency medicine provider guide both differentials and treatment. Here we will focus on its
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy
The data and support for veno-arterial ECMO for cardiac arrest after massive pulmonary embolism is still lacking, but if your institution has the resource, this systematic review shows it may be worth
Symptomatic hyponatremia is a commonly encountered electrolyte abnormality in the emergency department. Treatment generally consists of 3% hypertonic saline therapy. But is a rapid intermittent bolus
A nationwide registry has shown targeted temperature management at a lower core temperature led to significantly better neurologic outcomes and survival at 30 days in patients with moderately severe p
In critically ill adult patients, heart rate and body temperature go hand-in-hand: as fever takes hold, the heart beats faster. In febrile and tachycardic patients, the heart rate should be evaluated