Brian Sumner, MD

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

Fluid overload has not been clearly defined in the critical care arena. In situations where patients have renal, cardiac, and pulmonary dysfunction, commonly seen in the ICU, large volume fluid therap
The role of corticosteroids in severe infections, sepsis and ARDS has been a constantly evolving discussion and remains controversial. The recent APROCCHSs, ADRENAL and DEXA-ARDS along with other prio
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure characterized by massive inflammation leading to pulmonary edema, decruitment of alveoli, and hypoxemia. De
A complex trial meant to determine whether hydrocortisone can improve outcomes for patients with severe COVID-19 was stopped early - but still shows promise for the course.
With no clear consensus on the use of steroids in critically ill sepsis patients, a recent meta-analysis studies the 28-day mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients when corticosteroids are admin
This study sheds more light on how the administration of ascorbic acid, corticosteroids, and thiamine might affect the rates of organ injury in patients suffering septic shock. The takeaway? It's not
Intubating the critically ill septic patient is a high-risk procedure. We examine an observational study that reported higher levels of procedural hypotension with the use of ketamine when compared to
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