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When filling out the form for a CT scan in you hospital you will not only have to provide clinical information about the patient but almost certainly also the latest creatinine levels. This...
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When filling out the form for a CT scan in you hospital you will not only have to provide clinical information about the patient but almost certainly also the latest creatinine levels. This...
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This excellent post by Josh Farkas from Emcrit.org resumes nicely on how our daily work sometimes is influenced by fears and not knowledge. If you are worried to give a patient meropenem after he had...
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This overview comes in very handy when you want to correlate the coronary arteries territories with wall motion abnormalities found on echocardiography. Thanx to Sam Ghali aka @EM_RESUS for this post...
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Oxygen is life! There is no doubt, a lack of oxygen is no good and can have lethal consequences in humans. The mitochondrial reduction of oxygen sustains life in aerobic organisms and therefore makes...
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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Power of Adrenaline and Amiodarone? Maybe not!

For the resuscitation out-of-hospital one of the mainstays besides compression and defibrillation ist the application of adrenalin and amiodarone. According to the new ACLS guidelines 2016  these...
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From Evidence to Guidance on the Use of Ketamine in the ICU

As posted on BIJC before , Asad et al . had performed a systematic review on the usage of ketamine as a continuous infusion (>24h) in intensive care patients. The same authors have now published a...
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An endogenous Cushing's syndrome, mostly caused by an adenoma of the pituitary gland, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality when left untreated. The condition is closely associated...
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The BAT and the SOFA - The New Approach to Sepsis

Sepsis certainly keeps us going... either when treating patients on ICU or when it comes to the discussion on what actually sepsis is and how to define it. So far the SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory...
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The Myth of Cricoid Pressure - A Correspondence worth Reading!

One of the most controversial manoeuvres in anaesthesia and critical care has got some new support since the Difficult Airway Society has published their new guidelines in which they basically...
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Lactate - From Bad to Good? An explanation Trial

The discussion on the so called lactic acidosis and its causes has become increasingly interesting over the last couple of years as several biochemical explanations have been challenged. A big...
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Dexmedetomidine vs. Midazolam... another study worth noticing!

Dexmedetomidine has shaken up the usual sedatives in ICU but remains a matter of debate among intensivists. One question is wether the higher costs compared to midazolam are justified by clinical...
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Excellent Short Movie on Pancreatic Sonography

Posted by  @EmergOmBur  on Twitter
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