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  • Critical Care Quickie: Mike and John discuss a new article on giving steroids for patients who have post arrest shock.

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  • In this episode we discuss a commonly missed critical condition, cerebral venous thrombosis.  What are the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of CVT?  How do we make the diagnosis?  More importantly, how do we treat CVT?  Listen to this months pearls and don't be left wondering about that headache patient you just sent home.

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  • [embed=videolink]{"video":"https://youtu.be/SfQTxgyS2vg","width":"600","height":"400"}[/embed]Critical Care Quickie: Systolic Pulse Variation

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  • In this episode, Mike and John discuss a terrifying case of a young patient presenting in atrial fibrillation and found to have an ascending aortic aneurysm with aortic regurgitation.  Listen in and see how traditional treatment for atrial fibrillation almost killed this patient.

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  • In this episode Rob interviews neurocritical care expert Debbie Madhok's on the latest guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with status epilepticus.  If you miss this episode you may be left wondering if you gave that seizing patient the right medication at the right dose.

     

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  • March Critical Care Quickie: Vancomycin Dosing in critically ill patients

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  • Mike and John discuss two recent articles that identify clinical features that may predict the need for ICU admission.  Listen to these great pearls!  Miss this episode and you may be left wondering if that Code Blue was the patient you just sent upstairs.

     

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  • First Critical Care Quickie: no more SIRS.  The Critical Care Guys discuss the new sepsis definition, qSOFA and more!

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  • Lactate has become the most commonly used biomarker to assess tissue perfusion.  Unfortunately, lactate isn't simply produced during states of hypoperfusion and anaerobic metabolism. In this episode, we discuss the current concepts, controversies, and clinical implications of lactate in the critically ill patient.  Listen in and find out why 50% of patients with a normal anion gap may still have elevated lactate levels!

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