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The best treatment for laryngospasm is simple, fast, and free

Ever since I have been on-staff at a tertiary care academic hospital, I have made it a point to teach all the students and residents I work with …

Bundle Branch Blocks: 101 - R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog

Recently, I have been asked by several students at my home institution (UTHSC at San Antonio) to help them understand bundle branch blocks. This is …

Neurology

LITFL Review 159 • LITFL

Welcome to the 159th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the …

ICU Physiology in 1000 Words: In Defense of the Central Venous Pressure

<b>In Defense of the Central Venous Pressure</b><p>In the waning days of my fellowship I received a hemoptysis consult in the cardiac care unit. Sifting …

Tension pneumothorax—time for a re-think?

<b>Rojas R</b> , Wasserberger J, Balasubramaniam S. Unsuspected tension pneumothorax as a hidden cause of unsuccessful resuscitation. Ann Emerg …

submental intubation

Heart-Lung.org: Cardiopulmonary Interaction in the ICU

Dr. Jon-Emile Kenny takes you on a virtual odyssey of mechanical heart-lung interactions and their application in critical illness.

The LITFL Review 155 • LITFL

Welcome to the 154th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the …

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 055 • LITFL

<b>Trauma</b><p>Matijevic, N et al. <b>Better hemostatic profiles of never-frozen liquid plasma compared with thawed fresh frozen plasma</b>. J Trauma Acute Care Surg …

Daniel Haase – Echo Evaluation of RV Dysfunction | University of Maryland

<b>M-Mode view of the tricuspid annulus. Note the difference in height of the waveform during systole and diastole. TAPSE is the difference between the</b> …

STEWART’S ACID TRIP

Acid-base calculations. The ones that make my head hurt. Every time I read up on it, I seem to almost grasp it and get a deeper understanding – which …

Wound Care in the ED

By onJune 10, 2014 in Procedures, Trauma 4<p>We will be covering the basics of wound care in this post. During your rotation in the emergency department …

General Principles of Post-operative Care: When Physiology Goes Awry | University of Maryland

The <b>handover</b> from the OR to the ICU is the <b>MOST important time</b> in the post-op patients hospital course<p>Make sure your plan matches the operative …

A liver that needs a rest - INTENSIVE

<b>Labs and Lytes 006</b><p><i>Author: Nick Bingham</i> <i><br>Reviewer: Chris Nickson</i><p>A 50 year-old man presented to the emergency department with jaundice and …

Post-intubation Sedation in the Emergency Department

Pushing some ativan followed by vecuronium is no longer an acceptable strategy to manage post-intubation sedation. A good analgesia and sedation …

Painkillers

Hyperosmolar Therapy for Increased Intracranial Pressure (Review)

Hypertonic Saline & Mannitol for Raised Intracranial Pressure<p>Acute brain injuries of all sorts increase the pressure inside the skull (intracranial …

Furosemide in the Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema - emDOCs.net - Emergency Medicine Education

Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH (@EMSwami) is an assistant professor and assistant program director at the NYU/Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine …

Medicine

Clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and treatment of hyponatraemia

• Goce Spasovski,<br>• Raymond Vanholder1,<br>• Bruno Allolio2,<br>• Djillali Annane3,<br>• Steve Ball4,<br>• Daniel Bichet5,<br>• Guy Decaux6,<br>• Wiebke Fenske2,<br>• Ewout J Hoorn7,<br>• Carole …

Stress ulcer prophylaxis versus placebo or no prophylaxis in critically ill patients

1.<p>Marik PE, Vasu T, Hirani A, Pachinburavan M (2010) Stress ulcer prophylaxis in the new millennium: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Media

Still role for albumin in ICU? #FOAMcc mt @icu_rounds: JL Vincent’s take home message of ALBIOS #CCCF2013 #icurounds http://t.co/NF3TeJH4NU

Salbutamol MDI for ETT - MacGyver style

How to read an ECG

<b>Editor-In-Chief:</b> C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; <b>Assistant Editor(s)-in-Chief:</b> Rim Halaby<p>Overview<p>The interpretation of an ECG should be done in a …

Deciphering Acid-Base Disorders

Derangements in acid-base status are commonly discovered on routine emergency department evaluation and often suggest the presence of severe …