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Latest post from ICN now up: SonoBYTE: Airway Ultrasound by Jacob Avila & Ben Smith - Intubation is one of the most important procedures that we perform. There are many immediate and bedside methods of confirming tube placement, but we propose you try ultrasound. Here’s why: You can use US in real time to guide the intubation, Its got excellent accuracy and there’s no need to BVM the patient. The post SonoBYTE: Airway Ultrasound by Jacob Avila & Ben Smith appeared first on Intensive Care Ne...
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Latest post from ICN now up: Immune diseases – What about all those MABs by Dr Siva Senthuran - Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), guided by molecular studies and personalised medicine are changing the face of clinical medicine.  They hold the promise of controlling diseases and improving survival whilst reducing the side effects of some ‘traditional’ therapies. MAbs are being used in conditions familiar to intensivists such as asthma, invasive candidiasis, RSV infection, reversal of novel antic...
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Latest post from ICN now up: Peter Brindley interrogates: Scott Weingart - From Upstairs Care Downstairs to Kettlebells for the Brain… WTF? A no-holds barred series of 6 provocative medical interrogations. We challenge the state of research, social media, pharmacology, social work, women in medicine, medicine in the developed work, and the health of healthcare workers. It should be novel, it may get heated, and it is not scripted. Sometimes to comfort […] The post Peter Brindley interrogate...
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Latest post from ICN now up: SMACCForce: Catharsis by Ashley Liebig - SMACCForce: Catharsis by Ashley Liebig The post SMACCForce: Catharsis by Ashley Liebig appeared first on Intensive Care Network.
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Latest post from ICN now up: Hardcore EM: EBM – Papers of the year - Hardcore EM: EBM – Papers of the year by Justin Morganstern The post Hardcore EM: EBM – Papers of the year appeared first on Intensive Care Network.
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Latest post from ICN now up: SMACCForce: Bariatric Panel Discussion - SMACCForce: Bariatric Panel Discussion with Mark Forrest, Jason Van Der Velde, Phil Keating, Cameron O’Leary The post SMACCForce: Bariatric Panel Discussion appeared first on Intensive Care Network.
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Latest post from ICN now up: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Paediatric Cardiac Disease by Michele Domico - There are several pediatric cardiac disease processes that get misdiagnosed because they present with other symptoms. No child comes in and says, “I have chest pain” or in any way alerts the Emergency Department providers to include some type of pediatric heart disease in the differential diagnosis. This talk will review the most commonly missed cardiac “zebras,” but that is […] T...
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Latest post from ICN now up: SMACCForce “Out for blood” - “Out for blood” by Bill Hinckley The post SMACCForce “Out for blood” appeared first on Intensive Care Network.
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Latest post from ICN now up: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for all? by Dr Priya Nair - I will consider this question in two parts;   Should ECMO be considered for all patients?  Should ECMO services be provided in all ICUs?    From a patient perspective, ECMO is a highly invasive intervention and like every other intervention that we consider, the benefits it provides must outweigh its risks for it to be worthwhile.   Clearly, veno-venous and veno-arterial ECMO supports are ver...
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Latest post from ICN now up: VAD & transplanted patient with non-cardiac critical illness by Dr Peta Alexander - Use of Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) and heart transplantation (HT) for end stage cardiac failure have increased significantly in recent decades. These support strategies hold inherently different risks in the face on non-cardiac critical illness, and require multidisciplinary team management.   According to INTERMACS, more than 2500 VADs/year are implanted the USA. Most impla...
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