Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is sensitive for detecting the presence of PE in those with a HR > 100bpm or systolic blood pressure <90 and highly sensitive for detection of PE in patients with a HR > 110bpm.
Adrenal crisis is increasing in frequency and can masquerade as something as seemingly benign as gastroenteritis. Read this summary to update your knowledge on the diagnosis and management of acute adrenal insufficiency.
This study found no difference in effectiveness between an N95 respiratory and common medical mask in preventing transmission of influenza or other viral respiratory illnesses in a healthcare workplace.
The use of balanced crystalloids for ICU patients with sepsis was associated with a lower 30-day in-hospital mortality (26.3% vs 31.2%, P=0.01) and a lower incidence of major adverse kidney events within 30 days (35.4% vs 40.1%, aOR 0.78) compared to normal saline.
Statistical methods were developed and applied to clinical trials to quantify uncertainty, not as a decision tool to be used in the face of uncertainty. We should become comfortable with uncertainty, as it is present irrespective of the arbitrary thresholds used for interpretation of data.