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Furosemide in the Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema

"The continued central role [loop diuretics] play highlights a lack of understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease"

In this excellent article, Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH dissects the evidence to challenge common perceptions regarding the utility of furosemide in patients with APE.

practice updates

Massive Blood Transfusion

"There has been ongoing controversy regarding the ratio of components that should be given during massive transfusion"

How do you avoid inducing a coagulopathy in trauma patients requiring massive blood transfusion? Zach Radwine, MD summarizes the recent evidence for the 1:1:1 ratio.

practice updates

Intubating the Critically Ill Patient

"Two independent variables associated with post-ETI arrest: Pre-induction shock index and weight"

Intubating beyond the ABCs: Learn how to support your crashing patient while providing definitive airway management. Zach Radwine, MD covers identification of patients at risk for hypotension, dealing with hemodynamic instability, and how to address the numerous complications that may arise.