Browsing: Critical Care Alert

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Consider delayed sequence intubation with ketamine in trauma patients requiring emergent airway intervention, as a 2023 study shows it was associated with a reduction in the incidence of peri-intubati
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The ICE-CRASH Study examined the effects of ECMO on neurological outcomes among patients with severe hypothermia. Get the summary and the take-home points pertinent to emergency medicine.
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A new study evaluates whether administering 4-Factor Prothrombin Concentrate (4F-PCC) to patients at risk of massive transfusion due to trauma reduces the amount of blood products consumed.
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The CAPE-COD Trial indicates it might be worth your time to consider hydrocortisone in managing community-acquired pneumonia in admitted patients boarding in the emergency department.
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A new study evaluates whether the duration of device-based targeted temperature management can affect mortality among cardiac arrest patients.
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The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - ECMO - as an adjunct to CPR following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has gained a lot of attention. The INCEPTION Trial takes a closer look at the evid
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The CLOVERS trial underscores the fact that fluid resuscitation strategies remain a highly debated and complex topic. It is still possible that specific patients may benefit from a restrictive fluid
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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
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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
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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