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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- #myoffice http://t.co/HuqcmXPirT 7 hours ago
- ...or just go #FOAMed http://t.co/FLJeONZRac 5 days ago
- My brain is fried #post-ICU-nightshift-brain-meltdown 2 weeks ago
- "My name is Lucas": TEE video shows Lucas CPR in action scancrit.com/2013/05/01/luc… 2 weeks ago
- Crystalloids are lousy volume expanders. We know that. And here's a bit of proof. scancrit.com/2013/04/18/rin… 3 weeks ago
- Helping Babies Breathe - saving newborns in low resource settings with basic intervention scancrit.com/2013/04/25/hel… 3 weeks ago
- #deathbypowerpoint :-P 1 month ago
- Espresso machine in my office adds life quality http://t.co/rxBHjSgsTg 1 month ago
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Category Archives: Cardiology
Until recently I didn´t really know what SAM was. I do now. Boy am I happy. SAM stands for Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral valve and is a not too uncommon complication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (HCM), myocardial infarction and … Continue reading
Point of care- and portable ultrasound is a silent revolution in emergency care. An article in Academic Emergency Medicine helps me understand what to expect when applying an echo probe in cardiac arrest, and what that means for the patient’s … Continue reading
This summer a patient was admitted to our mid-tier hospital semi-unconcious with severe hypotension and tachycardia. He had a massive history of heart disease and had been complaining of recurring chest pains for three days before suddenly collapsing at home.
A secondary study using data from the ROC PRIMED study suggests there could be something to the warnings about using supraglottic airways (LMAs) for airways in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Supraglottic airways were associated with increased mortality.
Don’t know who to credit for this amazing image. It could be from that travelling ‘Human Body’ exhibition? Got it on facebook.
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
A study in Anesthesiology looks at how common pressors could affect hemodynamics in septis. It is a small animal study but confirms current research and thinking. Importantly, it reminds us to think before using pure α-agonists. A lot of the … Continue reading
The last five or so years there has been a shift in airway management in cardiac arrest. Endotracheal intubation in CPR used to be the gold standard, but recently supraglottic airway devices (SAD) have been gaining ground. SADs can be … Continue reading
Since 2005 guidelines have made statements on CPR compression depth. Those first recommendations recommended a compression depth of 3,8 to 5 cm. In 2010 the recommended depth was increased to >5 cm. This was based on mostly animal data and, … Continue reading
The IMMEDIATE-trial is out. A randomised, blinded and controlled study testing early infusion of intravenous glucose-insulin-potassium(GIK) on patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The theory is that a GIK-infusion will reduce the frequency with which ACS progresses to myocardial infarction … Continue reading