Tagged ‘Critical Care’

Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , November 23rd, 2017 Leave a Comment

Background: Assessing fluid responsiveness in patients in shock is crucial as fluid balance is important in their management. Identifying patients who are fluid responsive allows us to rapidly increase their cardiac index.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: July 13th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Sepsis remains a condition with a high mortality rate, and prompt recognition of the condition is essential. The presence and severity of fever raises suspicion for infection and is frequently a significant factor in medical decision making in the Emergency Department (ED).
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , July 6th, 2017 Leave a Comment

While early recognition and treatment of sepsis has improved outcomes, mortality rates continue to be high. In low income countries, septic patients suffer mortality rates as high as 60%. Sepsis has been associated with vitamin c deficiency,
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , June 8th, 2017 Leave a Comment

This post is cross posted on REBEL EM.

Intubation and mechanical ventilation are commonly performed ED interventions and although patients optimally go to an ICU level of care afterwards,
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Core

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This post review the updates in the new surviving sepsis 2017 guidelines.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , , March 30th, 2017 Leave a Comment

In 2016 the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3), redefined sepsis as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. This group postulated that sepsis can be identified through an increase in Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of at least 2 points.
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