Category Archives: Infectious diseases

SEPSIS PROGRESS

The PROCESS and SEPSISPAM studies were serious blows to protocol EGD therapy in sepsis. With all the other dead ends we pursued (activated protein C, colloids, intensive insulin therapy, cortisone and what not) it is tempting to think that little … Continue reading

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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.

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DENGUE

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

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