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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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Category Archives: Cases
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.
We were in the ICU working on a intubated septic patient and had just managed to stabilize his hemodynamics. Then one of the nurses noticed how the tidal volumes on the ventilator were decreasing. Blood pressure and sats dropped gently … Continue reading
One warm summer night here in Norway, we responded to a fire on a day-cruiser anchored just 20 metres from shore. The five people on board had a wild party going on, when a petrol stove tipped over and the … Continue reading
In a recent issue of annals of emergency medicine a french group in Martinique has reviewed the symtoms of patients with dengue fever on arrival to the ED. It seems to be endemic over there so the authors can present … Continue reading
Patienten på bilden har kritiska skador och stora inre blödningar efter en trafikolycka. Han kastades ur sin bil och klämdes fast mellan bilens tak och marken. Han var fastklämd i några minuter innan fyra-fem av hans vänner fick loss honom.