This is Part 1 of three posts a basic overview of thrombolysis in stroke a detailed overview of evidence based research into thrombolysis and CVA Schrödinger’s Fence Author: Prof Daniel Fatovich Let’s compare the treatment of strokes, to the treatment of heart attacks. Heart attacks are caused by a sudden blockage of a blood vessel supplying […]
Critical Care Compendium CCC
The LITFL Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care.
Just in case you still thought cricoid pressure was a good idea, listen John Hinds at smaccGOLD. Hinds was an anaesthetist, intensivist and a motorcycle-riding prehospital resuscitationist based in Northern Ireland. In this debate he will tell you about ‘cricolol‘. John parodies cricoid pressure by encouraging us to imagine that this procedure is a drug… […]
Jeremy Cohen talks glycocalyx… and not only survives, but gives the best explanation of what the glycocalyx means for critical care you’re likely to find.
Intralipid is one of the most exciting recent developments in clinical toxicology (right up there with high-dose insulin euglycemic therapy, aka HIET). We are rightly skeptical of any new therapy, especially one that promises so much. Nevertheless, many of the animal studies and published case reports are quite dramatic. For instance, this video shows the […]
Insights from the podcast PE/ PERC wars that are raging on the web as a result of the clash of two New York titans on EMCrit…
Reviewed and revised 25 May 2014 Authored by Jeremy Fernando and Chris Nickson OVERVIEW This page supports the session at the Wellington Intensive Care Medicine (WICM) course 2014 on ‘Preparing for the Exam’ by Jeremy Fernando and Chris Nickson Specific components of the exam were covered in other aspects of the WICM course The LITFL CCC resource […]
A recent coroner’s finding about the death of a Tasmanian bushwalker has reinforced the need for awareness of Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia, particularly in those participating in prolonged exercise and ultra-endurance events. What is EAH? What causes EAH? Exercise associated hyponatraemia is a condition of low blood sodium (salt) levels which can occur with exercise. […]
Communication researcher Lorelei Lingard shows how competent individuals form incompetent teams when communication fails and why this happens.