Category: Critical Care

Lit of the Week- 5/17/16

“NEXUS Chest – Validation of a Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Imaging in Blunt Trauma” Clinical question / background: Low yield radiology is costly and exposes patients to unnecessary radiation. Can the previously described NEXUS Chest Imaging rules be validated for clinical use in cases of blunt chest trauma? Very low risk for chest trauma …

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Lit of the Week — Dopamine vs Norepinephrine in Treatment of Shock

Lit of the Week – 4/26/16 SOAP II: Comparison of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Treatment of Shock De Backer D, Biston P, Devriendt J, Madl C, Chochrad D, Aldecoa C, Brasseur A, Defrance P, Gottignies P, Vincent JL; SOAP II Investigators. Comparison of dopamine and norepinephrine in the treatment of shock. N Engl J …

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