Lots of trauma related wisdom from around the web-o-sphere. Also packed here are goodies on paediatrics and cardiology. If time permits, do listen to Dr Mayer's talk on Emergency Medicine philosophy. As usual, support the content providers.
- Contrast angio in children - the Trauma Pro gives us insight on bleeding kids
- ENT basics - EM tutorials shares a great vid on the rudiments of ENT
- 5-days-of-steroids-for-copd-exacerbation - the argument for it
- Traumatic arrest algorithm - Scancrit displays a great algorithm for all trauma afficianados
- Order out of chaos - Dr Thom Mayer distills the essence of being in the ER
- Resuscitation in pregnancy - EM in 5 says it all in 5 minutes
- Relaxin about CCF - a new therapy for acute heart failure in the offing?
- New insights from FEAST study - The Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST study) gave a new window into what we considered normal fluid regimens. Here are more insights and debates that followed.
Fluid resuscitation is a science which is far from settled and looks more like an art as the years go by and the "magic measurement" is yet to be. As we have discussed here and here and on other short posts, the totality of the patient's patho-physiology must be addressed along with the trend of clinical parameters, not just the BP.