Browsing: Critical Care

Ischemic stroke is one of the most common causes of death and devastating permanent disability worldwide. Two new trials - DAWN and DEFUSE 3 - suggest endovascular therapy could benefit patients prese
In the United States, more than 2.5 million patients seek care for traumatic brain injury every year, accounting for approximately 2% of all ED visits. The equation for cerebral perfusion pressure can
Methemoglobinemia can be fatal if not managed correctly. Make sure you know what to do for patients with this particular blood disorder.
Our March 2018 Critical Care Alert compares early use of APRV and LTV in ARDS patients in ICU.
SIRS Criteria: A Nidus for Bias and How to Minimize It As the use of SIRS persists, it’s worth re-examining its intended application, potential for error, and current utility. With the removal of Sys
Critical Care Alert: Incidence of Coronary Intervention in Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Non-shockable Initial Rhythms and No Evidence of STEMI A 59-year-old male presents to the emergency department
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Critical Care Alert: Angiotensin II for the Treatment of Vasodilatory Shock (ATHOS-III) A 68-year-old female with recurrent UTIs presents to the ED with 3 days of fever, back pain, and dysuria. She i
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Critical Care ALERT! Apneic Oxygenation in RSI A 57-year-old male presents to the emergency department for shortness of breath. He became more hypoxic despite applying NIPPV. You decided to proceed w
Who Ya Gonna Call?! A Primer on Left Ventricular Assist Device Emergencies Background Patients with end-stage systolic heart failure (defined as New York Heart Association Class IV or Ejection Fracti
The Crashing Patient with Critical Aortic Stenosis A 90-year-old male with a past medical history of severe aortic stenosis, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, and chronic kidney disease p