Tag: CMP4

JC: What has an awesome NNT of 5.8 for severe sepsis? St.Emlyn’s

Last week we saw the publication of the ProCESS study suggesting that protocolised treatment of sepsis makes little difference to outcome. A little earlier we heard that cooling to 33C vs 36C may not make

JC: Is Early Goal Directed Therapy dead? St.Emlyn’s

 Gosh, hardly a day goes by in the world of FOAMed without another tweet alerting me to the wonders of research. Today is no exception and despite being here at SMACCGold, needing to go for

Self Experimentation in Medical Education – LA for ABGs

You are probably aware that many great scientific discoveries have been made when doctors decide to experiment on themselves. Self experimentation is sort of a tradition – take the famous discovery of Helicobacter pylori‘s role

JC: Did Video kill the Laryngoscope star? Here comes the evidence. St.Emlyn’s

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ Although Britain and Ireland appear to be really rather fabulous at Rugby….thought I’d get that in there….., I do worry that we are falling behind the curve in terms of laryngoscopy in the ED.

JC: Point of care USS for Hypotension in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/PBSherren/status/323826308276699138″] Many thanks to Peter Sherren for spotting this paper published in Intensive Care medicine this month. Point of care ultrasound is one of my interests and only this week I met a patient

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

New Surviving Sepsis Guidelines – What’s new? St.Emlyn’s

After much anticipation the new surviving sepsis guidelines have been published in critical care medicine. There will no doubt be much conversation, debate and discussion about this in the coming weeks and I’ll bet Scott

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

V & A in the ED – blood gases – St.Emlyn’s

“Why are you doing an Arterial Blood Gas on that patient?” I thought it was a decent enough question to put to one of our senior EM trainees in the resus room at StE’s. I,

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JC All I want for CRYSTMAS in ITU land…, are some more potatoes, and a drink!

A review of the CRYSTMAS study comparing starch vs. saline for severe sepsis patients.

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