Often in the interpretation of medical literature we are forced into false dichotomies. Compelled to choose between two hypotheses, neither of which are representative of the data presented. Such is the case with a recent trial published in Intensive Care Medicine in which Guitton et al1 examine the efficacy of apneic oxygenation during RSI in critically […]
Alternative treatments for opioid use disorder and music with Dr. Ed Boyer Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they speak with Dr. Ed Boyer about therapies for opioid use disorder, including kratom, ibogaine, and loperamide. Great stuff, deep science and a dispelling of some myths while recognizing some less than savvy science out there. . […]
The use of an inhaled pulmonary vasodilator is a logical strategy for stabilization of PE patients (especially nitric oxide, which may be depleted in this situation). Previously inhaled nitric oxide has only been supported by case series.
We spend a lot of time obsessing over the finer details of critical care: which fluid is best? which vasopressor is best? will another liter of fluid help? These details are important, but for a septic patient something more important than any of these details is choosing the right antibiotic(s). In septic shock, source control and […]