Articles matching the ‘Critical care medicine’ Category

May 4th, 2022

Podcast 289: Saline versus balanced crystalloids — what to choose

Saline or balanced crystalloids? The question of which resuscitation fluid to use in clinical practice seems to have been settled by recent research findings — or at least settled in favor of balanced crystalloids. But wait, our guests see slight differences that may affect your choice. Patricia Kritek practices critical care medicine at the University of […]


April 19th, 2020

Podcast 264: Is COVID-19 pushing MIs out of emergency departments?

Cardiovascular consults are way down. Is the threat of COVID-19 infection scaring people away from EDs? We caught up with Dr. Comilla Sasson, the American Heart Association’s VP for science and innovation. She’s an emergency physician who teaches at the University of Colorado. She’d traveled to New York City to “help with the response,” and she […]


March 4th, 2016

Podcast 197: A dissent on sepsis

The authors of the new sepsis definitions encouraged “debate and discussion,” and an editorial in Chest was quick to provide it. The editorialist, Dr. Steven Simpson, is worried about missing some cases if consideration of SIRS (the systemic inflammatory response syndrome) is tossed out of the definition. Chest editorial (free PDF available if you scroll down that landing page) […]


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