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The SWEETest Sim: Real People, High Fidelity at #SWEETs15

Reflections and experiences as a sim actor in the Critical Care Course at #SWEETs15 - what does using real people in sim teach us?  
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over 5 years ago
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Previous studies have suggested an effect of gender on outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but the results are conflicting. We aimed to investigate the association of gender to outcome, coronary angiography (CAG) and adverse events in OHCA survivors treated with mild induced hypothermia (MIH).  
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Patients with severe sepsis often present with concurrent coagulopathy, microcirculatory failure and evidence of vascular endothelial activation and damage. Given the critical role of the endothelium in balancing hemostasis, we investigated single-point associations between whole blood coagulopathy by thrombelastography (TEG) and plasma/serum markers of endothelial activation and damage in patients with severe sepsis.  
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over 5 years ago
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Why Chest Tube and Surgical Airway are the same

Life threatening, critical care emergencies requiring immediate resuscitative techniques. Sound familiar? The dreaded Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate The dreaded Tension pneumothorax Remarkably,similar strategies & techniques for both situations! 1. Both time critical conditions and interventions 2. Both require access to an anatomical space or lumen 3. Both can be managed with needle ( temporarily) and/or…  
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over 5 years ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 082 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Research and Reviews (R&R) in the FastLane: experts worldwide tell us what they think is worth reading from emergency and critical care  
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over 5 years ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 081

Research and Reviews (R&R) in the FastLane: experts worldwide tell us what they think is worth reading from emergency and critical care  
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over 5 years ago
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Non-manual techniques for terminal disinfection of hospital rooms have gained increasing interest in recent years as means to reduce transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). A prospective crossover study by Blazejewski and colleagues in five ICUs of a French academic hospital with a high prevalence of MDRO carriers showed that two different hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-based non-touch disinfection techniques reduced environmental contamination with MDROs after routine cleaning. This study provides further evidence of the ‘in use’ bioburden reduction offered by these techniques. Before H2O2-based non-touch disinfection can be recommended for routine clinical use outside specific outbreak situations, further studies need to show whether the environmental contamination reduction provided by these techniques is clinically relevant and results in reduced cross-infections with MDROs.  
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over 5 years ago
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A significant number of surgical patients are at risk of intra- or post-operative complications or both, which are associated with increased lengths of stay, costs, and mortality. Reducing these risks is important for the individual patient but also for health-care planners and managers. Insufficient tissue perfusion and cellular oxygenation due to hypovolemia, heart dysfunction or both is one of the leading causes of perioperative complications. Adequate perioperative management guided by effective and timely hemodynamic monitoring can help reduce the risk of complications and thus potentially improve outcomes. In this review, we describe the various available hemodynamic monitoring systems and how they can best be used to guide cardiovascular and fluid management in the perioperative period in high-risk surgical patients.  
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over 5 years ago
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Transport of critically ill patients from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to other departments for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures is often a necessary part of the critical care process. Transport of critically ill patients is potentially dangerous with up to 70% adverse events occurring. The aim of this study was to develop a checklist to increase safety of intra-hospital transport (IHT) in critically ill patients.  
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over 5 years ago
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Brenner and colleagues [1], in their article published in Critical Care, showed elevated levels of the reactive carbonyl species (RCS) methylglyoxal (MG) in the circulation of patients with septic shock. We commend the authors’ bravery in launching this molecule into a field well-populated with biomarkers and where clinical diagnosis persists as the ‘gold standard’ [2].  
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over 5 years ago
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The aim of this study was to describe and compare the changes in ventilator management and complications over time, as well as variables associated with 28-day hospital mortality in patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) after cardiac arrest.  
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over 5 years ago