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Hematologic Emergencies in the Critical Care Setting Part 2

Background: Hematologic emergencies in the critical care setting are rare but deadly complications that can often be managed appropriately if identified early on and received prompt intervention. In this 2-part review, we will discuss several hematologic emergencies and discuss the …

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Hematology and Oncology

Hematologic Emergencies in the Critical Care Setting Part 1

Background: Hematologic emergencies in the critical care setting are rare but deadly complications that can often be managed appropriately if identified early on and received prompt intervention. In this 2 part review, we will discuss several hematologic emergencies and discuss …

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Hematology and Oncology

Let’s Get Salty: Hypertonic 3% Saline Through Peripheral IVs in Adult Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Background: Elevated intracranial pressure in patients with acute brain injury is a neurologic emergency requiring early recognition and early aggressive treatment to prevent progression to cerebral ischemia, brain herniation, and ultimately death.  There are two primary options for treatment in …

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NeurologyTrauma

The PROPHY-VAP Trial: Ceftriaxone to Prevent VAP in Patients with Acute Brain Injury

Background:  Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), or what the CDC recently renamed infection-related ventilator-associated complication (IVAC),  is defined as a nosocomial pneumonia occurring on day 3 of mechanical ventilation that was preceded by 2 days of stable or decreasing ventilator requirements.1, 2  …

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NeurologyThoracic and Respiratory

Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring in Critically Ill Adults?

Background: Patients with shock frequently present with hypotension.  Many of these patients are started on vasopressor and inopressor medications to assist in efforts to normalize blood pressure to help improve organ perfusion. In shocky patients, arterial lines are often used …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

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