Brian Sumner, MD

Residency: Mount Sinai Morningside - West
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ED intubations are typically carried out using rapid sequence intubation (RSI), utilizing both a sedative agent and neuromuscular blocking agent. What are the indications and complications of opting f
When patients with sepsis are mechanically ventilated, which sedation leads to better outcomes: dexmedetomidine or propofol?
The data and support for veno-arterial ECMO for cardiac arrest after massive pulmonary embolism is still lacking, but if your institution has the resource, this systematic review shows it may be worth
Symptomatic hyponatremia is a commonly encountered electrolyte abnormality in the emergency department. Treatment generally consists of 3% hypertonic saline therapy. But is a rapid intermittent bolus
A nationwide registry has shown targeted temperature management at a lower core temperature led to significantly better neurologic outcomes and survival at 30 days in patients with moderately severe p
In critically ill adult patients, heart rate and body temperature go hand-in-hand: as fever takes hold, the heart beats faster. In febrile and tachycardic patients, the heart rate should be evaluated
This Critical Care Alert examines a study of VA-ECMO on survival and predictors of mortality in patients who suffered massive pulmonary embolism-related cardiac arrest.
Non-acetaminophen-related causes of acute liver failure are inevitably going to present in the emergency department, and acknowledging that NAC likely has a place in the care of these patients is impo
When and what type of IV fluid should you administer for critically ill patients in order to achieve the best outcome in terms of sepsis? This study examines balanced fluid resuscitation started in th
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