Some topics that have been batting around my head over the past few months:
The Secret Sixth Cause of Arterial Hypoxemia
You should know the standard five:
- V/Q Mismatch (Deadspace)
- Low FiO2
- Diffusion Abnormality
- Shunt (Usually Physiologic)
but the sixth cause can be particularly dangerous with cause #5, the physiologic shunt. The sixth cause is Low Mixed Venous Saturation (SvO2).
It ain't phenlephrine anymore
Dissociated Awake for Critical AS/Pulmonary Hypertension
just keep loving this more and more. See the hemodynamically neutral intubation podcast for the final version of this idea.
Now on the the Podcast and Happy New Year…
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