Abstract Barbiturate coma is one of the treatment modalities used to prevent secondary brain damage in refractory malignant intracranial tension both in traumatic and non-traumatic
Cardiogenic shock is the primary cause of death in hospitalized patients with acute myocardial infarction, particularly when left ventricle failure occurs. The best management of shock secondary to right or left ventricle failure is reestablishing blood flow in the infarct-related artery. (1) Despite quick treatment, cardiogenic shock causes 50% of deaths within the first 24 hour of the event.
The effect of the Medical Emergency Team on unexpected cardiac arrest and death at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System: a retrospective study
Abstract Objectives: To determine the effect of the implementation of a medical emergency team on the incidence of unexpected cardiorespiratory arrest, unexpected death, unplanned ICU
Early goal-directed therapy in the management of severe sepsis/septic shock in an academic emergency department in Malaysia
Sepsis continues to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The annual incidence of severe sepsis was approximately 3.0 cases per 1,000 of the population. (1) In the United States alone, the incidence of severe sepsis will see an annual increase of 1.5% which may be attributable to an increasing ageing population. (1) Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) was proposed by Rivers et al in 2001. This protocol advocates aggressive treatment commencing in the emergency department to achieve certain haemodynamic goals.
Outcomes of acute renal failure patients having received renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit
Abstract Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate both the outcomes and prognostic factors of ARF patients requiring RRT in our Intensive
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the use of an adjustable venturi device with standard wall oxygen supply to deliver nasal high flow oxygen. Design: We set
Traditionally, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been the main tool for treating victims of cardiac arrest. This therapeutic modality has been known for millennia, and despite its widespread use for the last five decades, it has had only few modifications. The popular belief that CPR is an effective approach for patients with cardiopulmonary arrest has been supported by television medical drama series that always show CPR as a medical icon.