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Volume Resuscitation: The Crystalloid vs Colloid Debate Revisited

Volume Resuscitation: The Crystalloid vs Colloid Debate Revisited

Will the debate over the use of colloids vs crystalloids in critically ill patients finally come to an end?......[Read More]
Critical Care Journal Scan, 2005 Year in Review

Critical Care Journal Scan, 2005 Year in Review

In place of our usual Journal Scan, we present a review of 10 important critical care articles from 2005. Have you read these?......[Read More]
Procalcitonin vs CRP for Guiding Antibiotic Therapy in Sepsis

Procalcitonin vs CRP for Guiding Antibiotic Therapy in Sepsis

Learn which lab test provides the most efficacious guidance for antibiotic prescription in sepsis.......[Read More]
The Prevalence and Associated Outcomes of Healthcare-Related Pneumonia

The Prevalence and Associated Outcomes of Healthcare-Related Pneumonia

What do healthcare-related pneumonia and ventilator-related pneumonia have in common?......[Read More]
National Approach to Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events

National Approach to Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events

Finally ventilator associated events have standardized definitions and data collection methods. Will standardization positively impact patient care or add to the burden?......[Read More]
Transitions: Critical Care Outreach in End-of-Life Decisions

Transitions: Critical Care Outreach in End-of-Life Decisions

Escalation of levels of care is often not questioned until patients become critically or acutely unwell.......[Read More]
Sedation Practice in the Intensive Care Unit: A UK National Survey

Sedation Practice in the Intensive Care Unit: A UK National Survey

What sedation protocols and tools are used most widely in the UK? Nearly 200 ICUs responded to the survey.......[Read More]
Infection Management Guidelines and Outcomes in Severe Sepsis

Infection Management Guidelines and Outcomes in Severe Sepsis

Find out about the tight connection between sepsis guideline-driven initial infection management and patient outcome.......[Read More]
Presepsin and Procalcitonin Levels in Sepsis

Presepsin and Procalcitonin Levels in Sepsis

Do presepsin measurements contain clinically useful information for patients with severe sepsis or septic shock?......[Read More]
Early Mobilization in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients

Early Mobilization in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients

Get up-to-speed on current mobilization practice, strength at ICU discharge and functional recovery in mechanically ventilated ICU patients.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - The Cost-Effectiveness of Resuscitation

Ask the Experts - The Cost-Effectiveness of Resuscitation

Would you send me the latest US statistical studies of the prognosis and cost-effectiveness of resuscitation of a patient who was brought to the ED unconscious with flat ECG and fixed, dilated pupils?......[Read More]
Adverse Events of Ventilation in Adults With ARDS

Adverse Events of Ventilation in Adults With ARDS

Learn more about adverse events of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome.......[Read More]
Patient Mortality, Staff Resources and Workload in the ICU

Patient Mortality, Staff Resources and Workload in the ICU

What are the thresholds for patient-to-caregiver ratios, above which patient safety may be endangered in the ICU?......[Read More]
Error in ICU: Repurcussions and Defense Mechanisms

Error in ICU: Repurcussions and Defense Mechanisms

Find out what impacts capacity to acknowledge and disclose error and to learn from them.......[Read More]
Severe Cardiovascular Collapse After ET Intubation in the ICU

Severe Cardiovascular Collapse After ET Intubation in the ICU

What factors interact with hemodynamic conditions during endotracheal intubation?......[Read More]
Age Still Matters: Prognosticating Mortality for Patients With Pneumonia

Age Still Matters: Prognosticating Mortality for Patients With Pneumonia

Factoring in age may well help to inform decisions regarding pneumonia treatment plans in the critical care arena.......[Read More]
Kidney Injury Criteria Predict Outcomes of Critically Ill Patients *

Kidney Injury Criteria Predict Outcomes of Critically Ill Patients *

The Acute Kidney Injury Network definition of acute kidney injury predicts hospital mortality, need for renal replacement therapy, and prolonged hospital stay in critically ill patients.......[Read More]
Preload Dependence Indices During Septic Shock

Preload Dependence Indices During Septic Shock

Can passive leg raising help to identify those patients who need intravascular volume expansion?......[Read More]
August 2003: What's New on Medscape Critical Care?

August 2003: What's New on Medscape Critical Care?

Coverage of the latest conferences, reports, articles, and much more......[Read More]
Comparing Drugs for Sedation During Mechanical Ventilation

Comparing Drugs for Sedation During Mechanical Ventilation

Sedation is often used to achieve comfort in mechanically ventilated patients. This comparison looks at 3 drugs in terms of safety and efficacy for sedation during mechanical ventilation.......[Read More]