NOT RECLUSE with Dr. Rick Vetter Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they speak with Dr. Rick Vetter about all things brown recluse, why you should always inspect your packages very, very carefully, and why Howard will never move to Kansas. Delicious Links The USPS should be known as “The Fearless” . . . Arachnids […]
Metformin poisoning and lactic acidosis has always been murky. For years there was debate about whether metformin-induced lactic acidosis exists (short answer: it obviously does). However, for an individual patient, it can still be confusing sorting out the contribution of metformin to their critical illness. A recent re-definition of the condition clarifies things a bit, but substantial confusion persists regarding how to diagnose and treat these patients.
Recently the concept of extracorporeal CO2 removal has become somewhat popular, with a goal of facilitating ultra low-tidal volume ventilation. Might there be other means to achieve the same goal? Let’s start with some basic concepts of mechanical ventilation… Fundamental unanswered questions Permissive hypercapnia refers to the concept of allowing the pCO2 level to increase […]
by Steve Curry, M.D. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Phoenix, AZ @SteveCurryMD It’s early March in Phoenix and we are well into the rattlesnake bite season. It is estimated there are about 350 to 400 rattlesnake bites annually in Arizona, which is pretty tiny compared to […]