Browsing: Critical Care

Post-Intubation Tracheal Tear Leading to Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 46-year-old female with a history of asthma and anxiety presents to the emergency department (ED) with progressively worsenin
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Critical Care Alert: Effects of Buffered Crystalloids vs. Saline on Acute Kidney Injury in Resuscitation of ICU Patients A 60-year-old man presents to the emergency department with fever, productive
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Current Advances in Rapid Stroke Diagnosis At a rural acute stroke-ready hospital in the year 2030, you are using a tele-stroke tablet to evaluate a 62-year-old male en route by mobile computed tomog
REBOA: A Precious (Life)line A 25-year-old male is brought in by EMS with a gunshot wound. Vital signs are as follows: HR 130 BPM, BP 60/palp, RR 24, SpO2 99% RA, and temperature 37.5 Celsius. He app
Introducing the ALTO Alternatives to Opioids Program Steven Stack, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician and immediate past-president of AMA, confronted the crisis in an open letter to America's
Ahead of the Curve: Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness in the ED A 70-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presents to the emergency department (ED) hypote
Sepsis-3: Redefining Sepsis What EM Residents Need to Know Sepsis definitions were last revised in 2001. Since then, discoveries have been made regarding the pathobiology, management, and epidemiolog
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Critical Care Alert! Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy During Urgent Endotracheal Intubation A 42-year-old man who is diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia is transferred from the medi
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A Leg Up: Management of Chronic Wounds in the ED A 54-year-old male with a history of hypertension and morbid obesity presents to the emergency department (ED) with bilateral foot, ankle, and calf pa
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Under Pressure: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 24-year-old male arrives to the emergency department (ED) after a motor vehicle collision. Initial workup reveals pelvic fractures with a small amount