Recently, AAP published a practice guideline on “Urinary Tract Infection: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of the Initial UTI in Febrile Infants and Children
Month: October 2011
Are arterial and venous samples clinically equivalent for the estimation of pH, serum bicarbonate and potassium concentration in critically ill patients?
another study on VBG vs ABG, I am sure in ED we almost agreed that a lot of ABG could be replaced by VBG but still among our consultant, this is not as clear as for us. this study
This is a very interesting study regarding usage of epinephrine in out of hospital setting. This is probably the first control trial in human post cardiac arrest. The study is about
How do we measure the fluid status in a patient with shock? This usually measures with CVP or Ultrasound. CVP measurement is possible when we have a central line(subclavian or intra-jugular). Ultrasound brought a quick assessment of volume status or fluid
Top Ten Mistakes in Residency by: Peter Deblieux
We all know that VBG can be replaced with ABG for a lot of reasons, but our consulatants are still asking for ABG in DKA, COPD, Asthma and etc. I will post some data that show VBG is as good as ABG unless you have a patient under vent.
Diagnostic Accuracy of Venous Blood Gas Electrolytes for Identifying Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department.
2008 Pocket Guides, Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guideline
ACEP’s Video presentation of Dr. Greg Henry and Dr. Gillian Schmitz discussing the top ten documentation mistakes.
Emergency-Medicine-Past-and-Future by: Peter Rosen
How to do Lung Ultrasound to rule out Pneumothorax!
1. Select your probe:
Linear probe, or vascular probe with low penetration and high frequency.
Lung ultrasound in critically ill patients: Comparison with bedside chest radiography. This study was done in Greece and their finding is in general ICU population lung ultrasound
Which Anti-emetic for Undifferentiated Vomiting By: Ingrid Lim