Browsing: Critical Care

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
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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
Currently, there are no definitive guidelines or robust clinical evidence on which to base the duration of CPR in pediatric drowning cases. However, we make the case that in select drowning patients,
AAAs are generally asymptomatic before rupture and often lethal due to delays in diagnosis and care, as most are missed for alternative diagnoses before hemodynamic compromise occurs. Traditional phys
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Patients experiencing critical illness necessitating mechanical ventilation have high mortality rates. Additionally, survivors of critically ill mechanical ventilation experience high morbidity. Sever
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Knowing when to stop volume resuscitation in the unstable shock patient is a question that plagues both the emergency physician and the critical care doctor. VExUS was designed to succeed where CVP ha
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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
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Ultrasound is a powerful tool in the emergency department for the estimation of left ventricular ejection fractions. E-Point Septal Separation is a good way to obtain these measurements, but what if t
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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-
The need for a central line is commonplace in the emergency department and critical care units. When deciding which of the three typical sites (internal jugular, femoral, and subclavian) to choose for