A recent post examining the utility of cricoid pressure and how to interpret non-inferiority trials stimulated discussion on Bayesian analysis and the question of whether a formal quantitative analysis is necessary or if an informal qualitative assessment is adequate. A recent reanalysis of the EOLIA trial published in JAMA by Goligher et al1 allows us to […]
No mode of ventilation is burdened with more emotional baggage than airway pressure release ventilation (APRV). The mere suggestion of its use is met with either the delight of recognizing an old friend whom you are meeting for the first time, or the type of disgust typically reserved for the likes of snake oil salesmen. […]
The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. […]
NIPPV with Full Face Mask for ARDS
When I was a resident, every vent lecture either put me to sleep or left me dazed and bewildered. I gave a lecture of that ilk when I started working after fellowship–I had become part of the problem. I decided there must be a way to make vent management more understandable and if not interesting, at least bearable.