Only the A-E-I-O-U’s to start RRT and now we know “Y”! The Start-AKI Trial
In residency and med school we are always taught the indications for emergent CRRT as the mnemonic: AEIOU Acidosismetabolic acidosis with a pH < 7.1 Electrolytes hyperkalemia > 6.5 mEq/L refractory to treatment or rapidly rising levels in potassiumIngestionswith dialyzable drug, including salicylates, lithium, isopropanol, methanol, and ethylene glycol (SLIME)Overloadvolume overload that does not respond […]Read More Only the A-E-I-O-U’s to start RRT and now we know “Y”! The Start-AKI Trial
I CAN Drive 65?…In Shock: A Trial of MAP 60-65 in Patients 65 years or older requiring vasopressors
Atrial fibrillation in the ICU: Tough AF to Treat, Sick AF to care for…
Peer Reviewed by Dr. Sagar Dave, DO Every once in a while, it’s a good thing to get down to the nitty gritty of things. I think this is most helpful in common situations. Atrial fibrillation is one of those things to have quickly accessible in your internal brain. In this episode I want to […]Read More Atrial fibrillation in the ICU: Tough AF to Treat, Sick AF to care for…
What No COVID? Then at Least Lets Talk Steroids- in ARDS that is…
Reference: Villar. Dexamethasone treatment for the acute respiratory distress syndrome: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med 2020; 8: 267–76. I know what you are thinking, “What gives? No COVID!” Well the two of you who read this are probably inundated with COVID info. So to give our brains a change I thought I would […]Read More What No COVID? Then at Least Lets Talk Steroids- in ARDS that is…
Quick Hit Article: Difficult vascular access: You know the drill… but do you really know the drill?
Kawano et al. Intraosseous Vascular Access Is Associated With Lower Survival and Neurologic Recovery Among Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71:588-596. THE BOTTOM LINE This study was a secondary analysis of a large EMS trial conducted in 7 sites in the US and Canada. This is a really interesting study that looks […]Read More Quick Hit Article: Difficult vascular access: You know the drill… but do you really know the drill?
LVAD Complications: A review
This is a nice little review by Dr. Long in Dallas entitled: B. Long, J. Robertson, A. Koyfman, et al., Left ventricular assist devices and their complications: A review for emergency clinicians, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.04.050 INTRODUCTION: A ventricular assist device (VAD) can be placed into the right, left, or both ventricles thus […]Read More LVAD Complications: A review
Recent Recommendations in Neonatal Resuscitation 2019 UPDATE
Sometimes we need a reminder and update on the basics… Your Welcome.. Recent Recommendations and Emerging Science in Neonatal Resuscitation. Pediatr Clin N Am 66 (2019) 309–320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2018.12.002 TIMING OF UMBILICAL CORD CLAMPING – The 2017 NRP guidelines recommend a 30- to 60-second delay in clamping in all term and preterm infants not requiring resuscitation. – […]Read More Recent Recommendations in Neonatal Resuscitation 2019 UPDATE
Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy: An 2019 UPDATE
Sometimes we need a reminder and update on the basics… Your Welcome.. Cardiac arrest in pregnancy. SEMINARS IN PERINATOLOGY 42(2018)33–38. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semperi.2017.11.007 MATERNAL PHYSIOLOGY – The maternal heart rate increases by 20–30% or 15–20 beats per minute – Cardiac output increases by 30–50% or 1.8 L per minute with the uterus receiving approximately 17% of maternal cardiac […]Read More Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy: An 2019 UPDATE
Fill the Tank or Rev’ the Engine… WHOA, PUMP the BRAKES: Early fixed dose norepi for septic shock?
We all know hypotension is bad. But should we fill with fluids or rev up the heart with pressors. This begs the question does early norepi help prevent hypotension and mortality? Today’s quick hit article: Permpikul C, et al. Early Use of Norepinephrine in Septic Shock Resuscitation (CENSER) : A Randomized Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201806-1034OC. PMID 30704260. […]Read More Fill the Tank or Rev’ the Engine… WHOA, PUMP the BRAKES: Early fixed dose norepi for septic shock?