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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.
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: September 2012
A study in Crit Care Med suggests sepsis patients that are on β-blockers might have a survival advantage over patients that are not on β-blockers. Despite β-blocked patients having more prior cardiac disease, hospitalisations and cardiac risk factors.
FOAM – Free Open-Access Meducation – as coined by Mike Cadogan, has been the recent label put on the medical blogging world’s posting and discussing of medical topics online. Do a #FOAMed search on Twitter, and you’ll get a lot … Continue reading
Bleeding and trickling down in hemoglobin is a kind of limbo dance with the patient. How low can you go? Here’s a case report on a trauma patient with a hemoglobin of 0,7 g/dL(!) yielding a hematocrit of 2.2%(!). O … Continue reading
Don’t know who to credit for this amazing image. It could be from that travelling ‘Human Body’ exhibition? Got it on facebook.
If you ever feel bad over a misplaced central line, just go read this case report. It is written by a guy who accidentally placed his central line in the patient’s pulmonary artery.
Recently NEJM published the results from the german SHOCK II trial. The study suggests intraaortic balloon pumps (IABP) don’t work as well as we think. It has been interesting following the e-mail correspondance between our hospital cardiac intensivists and cardiologists. … Continue reading
The forgotten access gets a revival thanks to ultrasound, which offers good control with in-plane cannulation. You might find this gets you the best view on kids.
We’re back. The last post before the move turned out to be a bit too optimistic. But after a lot of major minor problems during our ISP and server switch, we’re finally up and running on our new servers. We’ve … Continue reading