Monthly Archives: September 2012

BETA BLOCKERS MIGHT GIVE ADVANTAGE IN SEPSIS

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.

Posted in Emergency Medicine, Infectious diseases, Intensive Care | 2 Comments

FOAM WORKS – THE IST-3 INCIDENT

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

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TEAMWORK 101

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HB – HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

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

Posted in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care | 6 Comments

WHERE’S WALDO?

Don’t know who to credit for this amazing image. It could be from that travelling ‘Human Body’ exhibition? Got it on facebook.

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CENTRAL PULMONARY LINE?

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.

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SHOCK II – IABPS NOT THAT GREAT

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

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SUPRACLAVICULAR CENTRAL LINE

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.

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…AAAND WE’RE BACK

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

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PLEASE HOLD…

Finally, our move to a new server has started, and should be done in a few days. It’s been a frustrating experience, making us wish we were just slightly more computer literate and geeky. But, hey, in a few days … Continue reading

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