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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Fever Hot Case

GENERAL APPROACH Infectious community acquired nosocomial (surgical site, lines, chest, urine, sinusitis) ‘hidden’ sepsis (endocarditis, neuraxial infection, retroperitoneum, sinusitis) Non-infectious head injury VTE drug/toxin SIRS (post surgery, trauma, burns, ICH, aspiration, pancreatitis, CTD) Hypermetabolic syndromes (e.g. thyroid storm, NMS, MH, heat stroke, pheochromocytoma) INTRODUCTION…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Fever, Friend or Foe?

Paul Young's SMACC talk on 'Fever, friend or Foe?' got some of the most positive feedback ever seen on a speaker's report card. This is his post on the subject of fever in the critically ill, along with the audio and the slides from SMACC.
EBM Gone Wild mountain 340

Fever in the returning traveler

The patient who returns from vacation with a fever is often a diagnostic dilemma. Unfortunately, up to 1 in 5 travelers to the developing world will get one within a few weeks of their trip. So how do you come up with a logical, evidence based diagnostic workup for a fever of unknown origin?