Grand Rounds Recap 9.4.19

Grand Rounds Recap 9.4.19

This week in grand rounds we discussed all types of critically ill patients, first covering the spectrums of hypothermia and shock. We then had a fascinating case follow up on a patient who developed torsades des pointes, and learned how to perform the HINTS exam and incorporate it into our practice. We then discussed pediatric osteomyelitis and it’s subtle presentation, and finally covered musculoskeletal ultrasound of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.

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Air Care Series: Man Meets Machine

Air Care Series: Man Meets Machine

In this edition of the Air Care series we take a look at the LVAD via post and podcast, introducing you to the meeting of man and machine. Adam Gottula, MD interviews Liz Powell, MD and Paige Barger, NP covering the spectrum of LVAD basics from common functions to life threatening complications.

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Tidal Volume Strategies for those without ARDS

Tidal Volume Strategies for those without ARDS

 Invasive ventilation is one of the most frequently applied interventions utilized for critically ill patients.  However, as with all medical interventions, there are potential risks and harms which must be balanced with perceived benefit.  As our understanding of physiology grows, we have found more and more potential harms associated with invasive mechanical ventilation. This review of a recent article published in JAMA explores the impact of different tidal volume strategies for patients who do not have ARDS.

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Grand Rounds Recap 2/3/16

Grand Rounds Recap 2/3/16

This week we had our annual Critical Care Symposium where we invited our own critical care trained faculty and a special guest to have a day chock full of critical care goodness.

Refractory septic shock with Dr. David norton

Dr. David Norton, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCMC Medical Intensive Care Unit

Definition of Refractory Shock:

No clear definition exists, but we are generally describing a state of decreased vascular responsiveness despite high vasopressor infusion.

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