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Power Review: Transplant Patient Management

The transplant patient is always sicker than they appear. It is important to be aggressive in these patients since they are severely immunocompromised which not only puts them at greater risk of infection but also blunts their normal signs to infection. Always contact the transplant team to help with management as many centers have specific protocols for treatment of rejection and infection. Often it is very difficult to differentiate between rejection and infection. In these cases, treat on the side of infection as it would be the greatest immediate threat to life in the patient. [...]

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What’s New: A Review of the Sepsis Literature

There have been a number of new publications reviewing our approach to managing sepsis. Both the ProCESS Trial and ARISE trial published in 2014 editions of the New England Journal question whether invasive procedures and rigid protocols are required to have positive patient outcomes. Other studies included in this power review examine the importance of early antibiotic therapy, effects of different mean arterial pressure parameters, and impact of chloride heavy versus chloride restricted solutions.

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Ask Me Anything With Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)

Update: This AMA will be happening Friday, December 12th from Noon-1:30pm EST.

We're very pleased to announce that our next Ask Me Anything will be with Mike Stone, MD, RDMS. Dr. Stone is the Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and can be found on Twitter as @bedsidesono.
Live Blog Ask Me Anything with Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)

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Intern Report Collection

For your Friday afternoon, here's another batch of excellent write-ups from the EM interns at UT Southwestern. Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year residents exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing, with an intended audience of med students & junior residents. Enjoy! [Note: These are PDF files.]