Written by: Dr Hannah Gardner & Dr Helen Vesey (ICU Fellows) Peer reviewed by: Dr Jonny Wilkinsoin & Dr Dave Popple Intro and background to this... Every year, there are at least 250,000 cases of sepsis in the UK and 52,000 deaths. According to the ICNARC data from 2010-2013, there were 383,314 admissions to critical... Continue Reading →
Best of #FOAMed Finds – February 2019 (2)
Here we go again, more papers, infographics and downloads for you. POCUS and blogs to keep you up to date in the world of critical care! News! We popped a Proning Infographic out there! It seemed to go viral, so it's good to see we all appear to have the same desire to perform this... Continue Reading →
Studies To Remember 2017 By! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS #visualabstracts
I thought I would post this out just before the chimes of 2018 begin. Many thanks to David Lyness and our partner site (Propofology), for allowing us to feature these fabulous summaries. Many of these came direct from the crew at The Bottom Line, as they continue to tirelessly bring us many of these studies... Continue Reading →
Best of 14th Critical Care Symposium #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS
It was a massive success and hats off to Dr Veerappan for putting it all together! The following is a collection of the Tweets from the meeting...the best way to collate thoughts and the story of the conference. Loads here, and I mean loads! So take your time and scroll down. Occasionally there are clickable... Continue Reading →
The week’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (3 – Jan 17)
Loads to get through here...so if you're looking at this in theatre (ensuring your patient is safe as No. 1 priority, obviously), you are probably doing it during a long case. To the rest of you, grab a large coffee and relax as you read. Lots of the screenshots may also have links, so do... Continue Reading →
Top Papers Section now live #FOAMed #FOAMcc
Take a look at our Top Papers section to see some of the best evidence out there, as adjudged by us and also from deep perusal of Critical Care Reviews site. Thanks to them!! We will try to keep this as up to date as possible...missing papers you think should be included...let us know?!
ENVOL study – is there a marker for positive fluid balance? #FOAMed
WHATS IT ABOUT? The maintenance of optimal blood volume without the development of a positive fluid balance is something we are all striving to achieve for our critically ill patients. Sick patients become 'leaky' and we continue to fill them with fluids, chasing a worsening situation as they seem hypovolaemic. They get: Large... Continue Reading →
Volume Overload: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Functional Outcome in Survivors of Septic Shock #FOAMed
A study carried out in an academic county hospital in the US examined the associations between volume overload on ICU discharge, mobility limitation and discharge to a healthcare facility amongst survivors of septic shock. Septic shock is commonplace in critical care and indeed, its incidence is on the increase. With this however, we are seeing... Continue Reading →
What is the value of regional cerebral saturation in post-cardiac arrest patients? A prospective observational study
Shared from: RESEARCH What is the value of regional cerebral saturation in post-cardiac arrest patients? A prospective observational study The aim of this study was to elucidate the possible role of cerebral saturation monitoring in the post-cardiac arrest setting. This is well worth a read through... Critical Care 2016 20:327 Published on: 13 October 2016... Continue Reading →
Lactate…is the crystal ball we all need?
So we all hang on this as a prognosticator, as well as a gauge of the state of our patients both on the unit and prior to coming up to us. But should we be focussing on Lactate as much as we think we should? Is it the 'magic bullet' to adequate resuscitation? A bit... Continue Reading →
LEOPARDS…even more dangerous when you’re septic!
Intro... There has been a lot of discussion regarding the LEOPARDS trial on FOAMed recently. Particularly after the ESICM meeting in Milan. The drug Levosimendan was thought to be of some hope in the treatment of sepsis...to better current Vaso/Inotherapy we currently use (starving coronary blood flow, pushing the heart too hard and causing horrendous... Continue Reading →