Dr Fernando Zampieri MD PhD published a thought provoking article in ICU management and practice. This takes an example of use of CRP in diagnosing ventilator associated pneumonia and various clinician biases. In the end, there is an exhaustive list of things which we do today which are not proven to be beneficial.
Phillip W. Clapp, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett et el published a study in JAMA regarding efficacy of various masks in COVID pandemic. INTRODUCTION Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the importance of wearing face masks that properly fit the face to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Masks are a proven means to prevent … Read more
Ashish Panchel, Jason Bartos, Jose Cabanas et el published uptdated guidelines for cardiac resuscitation in Circulation. Salient features are summarized in this picture. Now a days the guidelines are updated on a continuous basis but these are the salient changes summarized in a table form. Most updated treatment recommendations for cardiac arrest resuscitation FOR … Read more
Antonio Paulo Nassar Junior, Bruno Adler Maccagnan Pinheiro Besen et el published a meta analysis and systematic review in critical care medicine about restrictive and flexible visiting policies in ICUs. BACKGROUND Most ICUs worldwide place restrictions on visiting patients due to fear of infection, disorganization of care and increased workload on staff. Liberal visiting hours have … Read more