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The SEP-1 core measure instituted by CMS has been hotly debated. A new review of literature shows a lack of high-quality evidence to back up the specificity required in the sepsis bundle.
Fluid resuscitation guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock presently address only the initial phase of resuscitation. The RIFTS trial examines the efficacy of a restrictive IV fluid resuscitati
Does early neuromuscular blockade accompanied by heavy sedation in ARDS cases improve all-cause in-hospital mortality rates? The ROSE trial investigates.
When trying to resuscitate patients with septic shock, which offers better guidance for intervention: measuring capillary refill or trending lactate levels? The Andromeda SHOCK trial studied patients
The study authors sought to examine the effect of closed chest compressions on cardiac arrest due to hemorrhagic shock versus whole blood resuscitation.
The study authors sought to examine if early norepinephrine administration in patients diagnosed with septic shock improved shock control by 6 hours compared with standard care.
This study examines whether immediate coronary angiography in the setting of ROSC without STEMI changes on ECG following out of hospital cardiac arrest confers superiority in 90 day mortality compared
Does the application of positive pressure ventilation by bag valve mask during tracheal intubation improve outcomes in critically ill patients?
Surviving Sepsis Guidelines recommend crystalloids for initial fluid resuscitation then switching to albumin when crystalloids are insufficient. There is debate regarding using colloid as an initial r
Is epinephrine a safe and effective treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? The PARAMEDIC2 trial offers evidence.