Dr Sandra Gelvez-Zapata reviews the use of proning and ECMO in patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure.
Dr Nikitas Nikitas explains how we diagnose and manage VAP in the ICU.
JVF Friday Breakfast Education Meeting - Dr Nuru Noor on translational medicine and Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
First described in Sweden in 1963, Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency is a rare, inherited condition in which sufferers have low levels of serum A1AT. Dr Nuru Noor outlines the clinical manifestations of the condition, and how understanding of the pathogenesis of A1AT deficiency is being translated into novel therapies.
Do you understand trigger, flow, termination and expiration asynchrony? Dr James Varley outlines the common causes of patient-ventilator dys-synchrony.
Interpreting the chest X-ray in ICU can be difficult. Dr Dilshan Don guides us through some common issues.
Dr Daniel Gearon explains the aetiology, presentation and management of bronchopleural fistula.
Dr Michael Treece highlights the effects of chronic malnutrition on respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and GI physiology in patients with anorexia.
5 minute teaching - Dr Bernadette Carpenter on management of the double lung transplant recipient in general ICU
The number of double lung transplant recipients living in the UK is increasing. Dr Bernadette Carpenter highlights the important points we should consider when these individuals are admitted to general ICU.
Dr Sandra Bonsu outlines the diagnosis and management of PCP, including options for patients who fail to response to first-line therapies.
5 minute teaching - Dr Rory Nannery on the use of corticosteroids in severe community acquired pneumonia
Should we use corticosteroids in the management of severe community acquired pneumonia? Dr Rory Nannery outlines the evidence.