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Journal Review

Platelet Transfusion in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage on Antiplatelet Agents (PATCH Trial)

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , , August 4th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Spontaneous, non-traumatic, intracerebral hemorrhagic strokes accounts for 11-22% of incidence strokes but 50% of all stroke deaths. There are about 2 million of these bleeds a year world-wide. Many patients with these types of bleeds and strokes in general will be on anti platelet agents like aspirin and clopidogrel.
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Bed-Up-Head-Elevated Position for Emergent Intubation

Filed Under: Tags: , , May 19th, 2016 2 Comments

Emergent endotracheal intubation has risks of complications including hypoxia, pulmonary aspiration, and prolonged time to intubation. Previous studies from the anesthesiology literature suggests that bed-up head-elevated (BUHE) positioning is associated with improved glottic views and prolonged apnea time.
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REVERT – The Modified Valsalva Maneuver

Filed Under: Tags: , , November 12th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) (excluding atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter) are common cardiac arrhythmias leading to presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). The Valsava maneuver is a recommended first-line method to cardiovert stable patients,
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Ben Cleary, MD