Category: Respiratory

Lit of the Week – Preoxygenation

Weingart S, et al. “Preoxygenation and prevention of desaturation during emergency airway management.” Ann Emerg Med. 2012;59:165-175. Clinical question / background: ·      Patients requiring emergency airway management are at great risk of hypoxemic hypoxia because of primary lung pathology, high metabolic demands, anemia, insufficient respiratory drive, and inability to protect their airway against aspiration. Tracheal …

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Lit of the Week – Wells Score

Wells PS, Anderson DR, Rodger M, Stiell I, Dreyer JF, Barnes D, Forgie M, Kovacs G, Ward J, Kovacs MJ. Excluding pulmonary embolism at the bedside without diagnostic imaging: management of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism presenting to the emergency department by using a simple clinical model and d-dimer. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Jul 17;135(2):98-107. …

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Lit of the Week – ARDSNet Ventilation

Ventilation with lower tidal volumes as compared with traditional tidal volumes for acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network. N Engl J Med. 2000 May 4;342(18):1301-8.   Clinical question / background: In patients with ARDS, does ventilation with lower tidal volumes versus traditional higher tidal volumes reduce …

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