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A blog on anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine. In-hospital and outside. Mostly focusing on the critically ill patient. Written by two Scandinavian senior anaesthetic registrars turned consultants.
This is our way of keeping log of articles and interesting things we come across in our work and on the internet. Should any of you out there stumble across this blog and find it useful then all the better.
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Monthly Archives: July 2012
In my daily work, the answer is clear. It’s knife. Maybe needle decompression while waiting for the knife. Last week I was attending a conference in Mountain Medicine, and we discussed the issue. One big difference on the mountain or … Continue reading
“If you can put in a central line or a dialysis catheter, you can place a patient on ECMO” – Dr. Zach Shinar We have discussed ECMO-CPR, or ECLS, earlier. Those papers were on in-hospital cardiac arrests. Here’s a real … Continue reading
This post is for the Scandinavians following this blog. We need your help in advertising this scandinavian ‘Induction Course in Prehospital Emergency Medicine´. Next time to be held in Gothenburg 1-5th october. Please help us by spreading the word about this … Continue reading
I would love to tell you more about the incident I was involved in a while ago. For obvious reasons I can’t. Me, a flight nurse and two paramedics were casually moving a perfectly stable and reasonably well patient through … Continue reading
In trauma patients hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy are known as the triad of death. Once established they form a vicious circle that sends the patients spiralling towards death. An australian study looks at what happens to trauma mortality when patients … Continue reading
Amplifying tiny details might be big. This video shows the concept of amplifying and exaggerating subtle motion or color change in video material from standard, crude digital point & shoot cameras. To do this, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial … Continue reading
I am probably the last person on earth to read the IST-3 trial. In short, the authors’ conclusion of ´strong support for thrombolytics in stroke´ was pisspreik somewhat controversial and generated some discussion. Read this excellent post about the IST-3 trial and thrombolysis … Continue reading
A small pilot study in Chest demonstrates how diaphragmal wasting can be measured using a simple ultrasound technique.
Our teaching and guidelines emphasise using tachycardia as a marker of hypovolemic shock. A paeds study in Anesthesia & Analgesia reminds us how that is far from always the case. The study makes me even more suspicious of the classic … Continue reading