Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Kritek’

June 17th, 2022

Podcast 292: Informed consent and apnea testing for death — or — What is death, anyway?

Apnea testing is part of the protocol used to determine whether a patient is dead according to neurologic criteria. The question is, do clinicians need to obtain consent to proceed? In a fascinating 15-minute chat, two intensivists, Drs. Patricia Kritek and Robert Truog, discuss that question and another, larger one: what is death, anyway? Their back-and-forth […]


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 […]


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