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 […]
Emerging evidence shows that there is no such thing as a “penicillin allergy” or “cephalosporin allergy.” Instead, cross-allergic reactions are restricted to much smaller groups of antibiotics that share greater structural similarity. This opens the door to using beta-lactam antibiotics safely in patients who have had an allergic reaction to one or more of these drugs.
by David Juurlink I’ve been attending clinical toxicology conferences since NACCT 1999 in La Jolla, California. It’s impossible to attend one of these meetings without hearing a speaker (or, after a lecture, someone at the microphone with his own little speech cleverly disguised as a question) utter the words “There’s no evidence …”, usually in […]
(to the tune of Happy Birthday) Woof woof woof woof bark bark. Woof woof woof woof bark bark. Woof woof woof woof bark bark bark. Woof woof woof woof bark bark. One year since the launch of this site, and we couldn’t be more excited for year two. Any suggestions, comments or criticisms? Let us […]