Browsing: Critical Care

Unconventional Embolisms Case. A 26-year-old female presents to your ED with four days of fever, shortness of breath (SOB), cough, and substernal chest pain.  In two previous visits over the same tim
Post-Intubation Hemodynamic Collapse in the Critically Ill Patient In patients with multiple comorbidities or severe underlying heart disease, ETI may precipitate cardiac ischemia or dysrhythmia lead
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Resuscitating the Neonate Up to 10% of all newborns will require some assistance to begin regular breathing, and just under 1% of newborns will require extensive resuscitative efforts. Introduction T
The Enlightened Era of Sepsis Management Since the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) Guidelines came out in early 2013,1 literature on sepsis management has expanded with not only the ProCESS trial,2 b
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Brain Storm: Treating Acute Stroke and its Mimics Faye T. Pedersen, MSIV, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL Mohammad M. Qureshi, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Neurolog
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Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis Case A 52-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, neuropathy, and frequent urinary tract infections arrives by ambulance for prog
Thoracic Aortic Dissection James Hall, MD, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO Sajid Khan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kan
Promoting and Expanding Ultrasound's Use in Central Venous Catheter Placement Historically there have been various ways to place central lines. Ultrasound-guided central line placement has emerged as
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The ProCESS Trial: A Landmark Study in Sepsis Management An interview with two experts Drs. David Huang and Haney Mallemat answer some questions regarding the study and its implications. Dr. Huang is
Understanding Alcoholic Ketoacidosis A 49-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse presents to the ED with complaints of generalized abdominal pain and vomiting for the last 36 hours. The patien