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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.
Evidence surrounding the benefits of post-arrest hypothermia has been conflicting, but it continues to be the standard of care per international guidelines. The TTM2 Trial adds to the data.
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?
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