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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
The evidence surrounding ECPR continues to build. In this study, investigators demonstrated a 31.5% survival rate with favorable 180-day neurological outcome with ECPR in patients who suffered out-of-
Post-resuscitation shock occurs in 50-70% of patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and this study provides evidence that norepinephrine is likely a preferable vasopressor to epinephrine in po
The emergent airway is central to emergency medicine. And a new study explores medications central to emergency endotracheal intubation. Which is better: etomidate or ketamine?
One study showed short-term benefit to using vasopressin and methylprednisolone in patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest. But study limitations mean further examination is needed before a
Managing critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock often includes a decision between two inotropes: dobutamine and milrinone. Is there evidence to inform that choice?
What's the feasibility and safety of giving a high-dose nitroglycerin bolus for sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema?