Tag: rp6

JC: Vitamin C and sepsis (again). St Emlyn’s

The story of vitamin C in sepsis is fascinating. There was a great deal of controversy around what became known as the Marik protocol (after Prof. Paul Marik). The protocol included the use of vitamin

JC: The BASICS trial. 0.9% saline vs balanced solution. Does it matter?

I’ll admit that my long term clinical practice has been to prefer balanced solutions (in my case Hartmans) over 0.9% saline in the management of the critically ill patient. It’s a topic we’ve blogged and

Ludwig's angina St Emlyn's

Ludwig’s Angina. St Emlyn’s

There’s two reasons why Ludwig’s angina sends a shiver down my spine but probably only one of them will apply to you. Back in 2003 when I was a third year medical student my consultant