Management of severe pancreatitis has remained in a state of controlled chaos and persistent debate for years (mirroring evolution in our treatment of septic shock). This confusion shows no signs of abating in the near future. This chapter explores a reasonable approach to pancreatitis, with the caveat that there is very little evidence available to guide our combat against this challenging foe.
by Howard Greller Sudden sniffing death and myocardial sensitization I will show you fear in a handful of dust. – T.S. Eliot Little Johnny was having a hard time. Dumped by his girlfriend of eight glorious weeks, he was despondent. There wasn’t any alcohol in the house, and he didn’t have a fake ID or the […]
Recent publications have explored the role of ketamine in alcohol withdrawal. Ketamine undoubtedly has some outstanding properties, which make it well suited for this task. The challenge is integrating ketamine into a unified, coherent treatment strategy.
A perfect trial would require minimal statistical tools to assist in its analysis. Such a trial would be so large that the sample approached the true likeness of the broader population it intended to emulate, thus the risk of sampling error would be minimal. The confidence intervals surrounding the point estimates would be so minute, […]