Browsing: Critical Care Alert

Pelvic sepsis is a well-known and feared complication of colorectal and urologic surgery; however, it is not common and may not be recognized by emergency physicians. Patients may present with only mi
Spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with high patient morbidity and mortality. In this Critical Care Alert, we review a study designed to assess whether prophylact
Alternative defibrillation techniques might be worth a second look. In this Critical Care Alert, we evaluate the largest and most rigorous study of double sequential external defibrillation (DSED) and
How many of your patients can recall events during what you believed was a sedated endotracheal intubation? This study finds an appreciable number of patients who are paralyzed for intubation in the e
Critical Care Alert: The PREPARE II trial investigated whether a fluid bolus would impact cardiovascular collapse in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.
Critical Care Alert: The triage of patients in the trauma bay is difficult, and no single measurement or vital sign will provide sufficient information for mortality. This study indicates ETCO2 - a co
Critical Care Alert: Femoral artery Doppler ultrasound is more accurate than manual palpation for pulse detection in cardiac arrest. Although it was a small study, it sheds light on resuscitation mana
Our retrospective secondary analysis of data from the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART), examining the timing of airway management in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, found that: (1) there wa
A recent study aimed to develop and validate a modified Goto’s termination-of-resuscitation rule. The results can inform emergency department management of patients who suffered out-of-hospital cardia
Patients experiencing critical illness necessitating mechanical ventilation have high mortality rates. Additionally, survivors of critically ill mechanical ventilation experience high morbidity. Sever