In a meta-analysis published in Resuscitation, 10 observational study reviewed and showed among patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest, patients who intubated via ETT had significantly better
Month: May 2015
Troponin 1 set, 2 sets, 3 sets, Stress test, Echo, Observation vs Admission. LOW risk chest pain, when will be a safe practice. JAMA internal medicine in March found patients that they do not have
I was reading an article regarding Managing Afib in Annals of EM. They are recommending Amiodarone 300 mg IV over an hour and then 10-50 mg/hour for 24 hour.
Be careful, when you are trying to rate control your afib/aflutter patient. Using rate or rhythm control in patient with an acute underlying disease,
I usually review a question on my board review series regarding a patient with trauma and negative x-ray of hip, what is the next step? The answer is usually CT scan, and I have to admit that this is my routine practice that I do not rely on X-ray, if my patient still is symptomatic,
Recent post in NY Times, Stroke of Fate , offended many ED physicians. I was not! It was very simple to me. A 78 years old neurologist said “I’m afraid…
Just published regarding high-flow nasal cannula oxygenation, and I just published last Post. High-flow nasal cannula oxygen during endotracheal intubation in hypoxemic patients: A randomized controlled clinical trial,
I believe sometimes we are in rush for no reason. Patient with hypoxia and no reserve requires some oxygen to prevent hypoxia during intubation, DSI vs RSI. I am fan of DSI to buy some time to see how we could assist with oxygenation before definitive airway intervention.