Tag: CMP4

World Sepsis Conference: #wsc18 an Online, Free, #FOAMed style conference this week. 5th/6th September.

There is no doubt that I love a conference. I’ll freely admit this. I love the travel, the connections and the opportunity to learn, but I also have anxieties about the inequality of conferences, notably

JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn;s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

JC: Balanced fluids vs Saline on the ICU. The SMART trial. St Emlyn’s

There has a been a little flutter of activity in the #FOAMed world this week about two trials published in the NEJM on the subject of balanced fluids in the care of critically ill patients,

The End of the ‘Roid? JC: ADRENAL

So another year, another Critical Care Reviews meeting. Rob is doing an absolutely fantastic job with these, inviting lead authors from major critical care trials to present and defend their work. In fact, this is

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Three: Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the third in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should

JC: Vitamin SCepTiC?

        We all love the idea of a magic bullet for sepsis. Despite having had our fingers burnt here before (like this time, and this time and that time…), the search continues

JC: Are we getting cosy on the septic SOFA? St.Emlyn’s

  Identifying, treating and prognosticating patients who attend the Emergency Department with infective symptoms, is part of the bread and butter of an emergency physician’s practice. It’s important that we identify patients that will develop

Holy Smokes! Batman, the SOFA and the Latest Sepsis Definitions

We can be a confused bunch when it comes to sepsis.  We have seen definitions, debates and controversies as to how we treat and what we treat.  Today a new definition was unleashed on the

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