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.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PETAL Clinical Trials Network published a large randomized controlled trial comparing NMBs(neuromuscular blocker) to placebo in patients with moderate to severe adult respiratory distress syndrome(PEEP of at least >8 with ratio of the partial pressure of arterial oxygen to the fraction of inspired oxygen of <150 mm Hg). … Read more Paralytics in ARDS