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Intensive Care Guidelines
December 4, 2019
Well-presented Canadian prospective study juxtaposing a combination of Wells scoring and dimers to the imaging gold standard. It was particularly fascinating to read the referenced assertion that:
The Effects of Escalation of Respiratory Support and Prolonged Invasive Ventilation on Outcomes of Cardiac Surgical Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
December 4, 2019
Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
August 21, 2019
An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
July 3, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Daniel Engelman of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for cardiac surgery guidelines for perioperative care.
June 6, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, Daniel Engelman of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on intraoperative and postoperative considerations for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.
September 16, 2018
The highly respected Cochrane Collaboration is in crisis today at its 25th annual meeting in Edinburgh as one board member is expelled and six more resign. There are more links below but it seems to have been over a dispute regarding the independence of authors and members with regards to links to industry and pharmaceutical companies.
August 31, 2018
A balanced editorial discussing the relevant RCT from Britain. The esteemed authors are correct to highlight the overall discouraging survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest WITHOUT NEUROLOGICAL DEFICIT. What does need to be done to improve a 3% acceptable outcome?
June 28, 2018
Chan and colleagues describe a stepwise approach to reducing the time to extubation after cardiac surgery, driven primarily by bedside providers as opposed to a conventional physician-directed approach.