You are called to review a 55-year-old female following difficult, prolonged surgery for clipping of a left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. She returned to the ICU intubated, ventilated and with an external ventricular drain (EVD) in situ three hours earlier.
A 42-year-old male is admitted to your intensive care day 4 post induction chemotherapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (AML-M3). The patient was initially treated with idarubicin and all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA).
A 76-year-old female is admitted to the ICU following elective aortic and mitral valve replacement. Trans- oesophageal echo assessment at the end of surgery showed an ejection fraction of 20%. Her preoperative creatinine was 340 μmol/L. Total bypass time was 240 minutes.
Question With regards to high-voltage electrical injuries: a) List the factors determining the severity of electrical burn injuries. (30% Marks) b) List the potential causes of poor lung compliance in a patient who is receiving invasive mechanical ventilation post high-voltage…
Question You are assessing a patient on the first post-operative day following an aortic valve replacement. There are atrial and ventricular epicardial wires in place and the patient is being paced at 90/min in a DDD mode. a) Define sensitivity…
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