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Steroids in the Acutely Ill: Evolving Recommendations and Practice
The first set of guidelines for critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) was published in 2008. In this review of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, the author reviews the current thinking regarding this relatively newly defined complex and the changing recommendations for management.
Emergency Medicine September 20th 2022
Psychological Dimensions of Palliative Care Consultation: Approaches to Seriously Ill Patients at the End of Life
There is plenty of psychological material that can be examined in the palliative care encounter, despite the fact that it is frequently practiced by doctors with backgrounds outside of mental health training. This case presentation and associated discussion to introduce the psychological aspects of palliative medicine to psychiatrists and psychotherapists is based on the palliative care consultation sought with the multiple objectives of alleviating a patient’s severe death anxiety and persistent dyspnea, as well as helping in the clarification of his end-of-life wishes.
Geriatrics August 22nd 2022
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Overview of a Life-Threatening Medical Emergency
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), which has a high morbidity and death rate, is one of the deadly side effects of antipsychotic or antiemetic drugs. The common drugs linked to NMS are identified in this article, along with the etiology of the condition, clinical symptoms, risk factors, laboratory and imaging results, and treatment options.
Emergency Medicine August 22nd 2022
To Poke or Not to Poke
A 66-year-old male presented with a 5-day history of progressive shortness of breath,right-sided pleurisy, and productive cough. He also has night sweats and malaise, but nofevers, chills, or hemoptysis. Review his medical history and choose your course ofaction.
Emergency Medicine August 17th 2022
CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States
In its alert, the CDC warned doctors that these viruses circulate in the summer and fall and that they should be considered as a potential infection in an infant with fever, sepsis, or neurological symptoms.
Allergy & Immunology July 26th 2022
CME: Which ICU Patients Need Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis?
Read this article and obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit! The learning objective? To appraise when stress ulcer prophylaxis should be considered for critically ill patients with risk factors for stress ulcers.
Emergency Medicine July 19th 2022