When it comes to non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) the onus of the emergency physician is diagnosis, while location and severity are of far less importance. Once the diagnosis is made and the initial stabilization complete, there is very little for us to do other then notify the ICU team and contact the neurosurgeon, who, in […]
There have been a number of seemingly negative studies published recently in which the authors, using ordinal analysis, have claimed their trials are in fact positive. Though not the first, the most notable of these studies was the IST3 trial published in May of last year. In this trial, the largest to date, comparing thrombolytics […]
…and his missing lactate I am, as I am sure many of you are, a big fan of using lactate to guide my resuscitative efforts in my critically ill septic patients. You would pour fluids into your large bore catheters, infuse pressors through your ultrasound guided central lines and revel in how quickly you […]
You do not have to be an Emergency Physician for very long before you encounter your first case of status epilepticus. You are taught early in your career of the well known pathway of how to treat status. Thankfully most cases of status do not progress further down this pathway than your initial intervention. For […]
My favorite ED things for 2010…the EMCrit dirty dozen.