Browsing: Critical Care

Here's a case you don't see every day: a single dose of over-the-counter cold medicine led to an esophageal perforation, which then resulted in pneumomediastinum.
Can prophylactic antibiotics affect the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
The VITAMINS Trial looked at the role of vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone in saving patients with septic shock. It's the first randomized controlled trial focused on whether vitamins can provid
The ICU-ROX study, designed as the largest RCT of mechanically ventilated ICU patients, investigates whether conservative oxygen therapy could reduce mortality. Are the results enough to tip the scale
This review article was trying to take another look at the impact of epinephrine, especially its impact on meaningful neurologic survival, to see if the debates launched by the PARAMEDIC-2 trial were
Can vitamin C benefit patients with sepsis-related ARDS? Take a look at the evidence from the CITRIS-ALI study before you take a stance in this ongoing debate.
Sometimes a clinical trial shows no statistical differences yet can help to illuminate best practices. Count the ESETT Trial as one of them.
Moderate therapeutic hypothermia could be another tool in treating cardiac arrest patients. But how much should a patient be cooled? The HYPERION Trial doesn't resolve that debate.
Ventilator alarms can be the first sign of an acute process and should be addressed immediately. It’s important to understand basic troubleshooting and move beyond DOPES when managing vent alarms.
A look at this option for delivering supplemental oxygen in patients experiencing hypoxemic respiratory failure in emergency care.