DIC is defined as 'an acquired syndrome characterised by the intravascular activation of coagulation with loss of localisation arising from different causes'. Dr Tegwen Ecclestone tells us more.
Dr Sandra Gelvez-Zapata outlines the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of pancreatitis.
Critical Care Teaching - Dr Ronal Talker on post-operative management of the liver transplant recipient
Dr Ronal Talker outlines the post-op management of the liver transplant recipient.
Rothmund-Thompson syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive condition, usually caused by mutations in the RecQL4 helicase gene. Dr Sandra Gelvez-Zapata tells us more.
Dr Joel Davis outlines the epidemiology, work-up, treatment and prevention of critical care weakness.
According to the Dutch physician Herman Boerhaave, we should 'keep the head cool, the feet warm and the bowels open.' In 1724 Boerhaave also described oesophageal rupture. Dr Catherine Baldwin tells us more about this eponymous syndrome.
Dr Sandra Gelvez-Zapata reviews the use of proning and ECMO in patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure.
Which American President was thought to have died from epiglottitis? Dr Catherine Baldwin answers this, as well as all your other questions about this condition.
Does early vasopressin use reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients with septic shock compared with norepinephrine? Dr James Cranley outlines the results of the recent VANISH trial.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute inflammatory/ post infectious polyneuropathy. Dr Abhinav Bhansali outlines its management in the ICU.