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The landscape of Intensive care is changing. In the era of evidence based medicine, we try to make best possible decision for our patients based on best available evidence. Every fortnight, Dr Swapnil Pawar & Dr Jose Chacko will bring you one hot topic in Critical care. If you want to stay up to date with recent evidence or learn how to critically evaluate the literature in critical care, this podcast is for you.
 
In this podcast series, we will meet educators around the globe to discuss various educational approaches and challenges that we face as an educator. An expert educator shares his/her insight and experience to help upcoming educators to progress in their career. This is a shared learning experience and we will like you to join this community to share your experience with other educators.
 
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The recent study published by Golligher et al have challenged the dogma of setting 6-8 ml/kg Vt for all patients with ARDS. In this study, the authors demonstrated that the mortality in ARDS is related to driving pressure and baseline elastance and there is no correlation between mortality and plateau pressure or P/F ratio. In this episode, we disc…
 
COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a major problem across the globe. Various treatment options are emerging and we are desperate to achieve some normalcy in our lives. The recent addition is the use of monoclonal antibodies, which constitute a form of passive immunotherapy. In this podcast, we dive deeper into the available evidence on this novel tr…
 
Different Vaccines were developed during the COVID-19 pandemic at unprecedented speed using different platforms. However, recent reports raised concerns regarding thrombotic complications and thrombocytopenia after certain vaccines. In this episode, we discuss the pathophysiology and the treatment of this newly described syndrome.…
 
The use of neuromuscular blockade is not uncommon however, it's associated with many complications such as the increased risk of ICU acquired weakness, prolonged length of ICU stay along with the increased risk of corneal ulceration and VTE. In this episode, we discuss various indications for the use of NMB agents in ICU and review the available ev…
 
Join us to dive deeper into the recent controversy around oxygen therapy and its proposed targets in ICU patients. In this episode, we compare 3 landmark trials namely ICU-ROX, LOCO2 and HOT-ICU along with recently published meta-analyses to fully understand the nature of this controversy and discuss our recommendations for the future.…
 
Prone positioning was first proposed in the 1970s as a method to improve gas exchange in ARDS. Subsequent observations of dramatic improvement in oxygenation with simple patient rotation motivated the next several decades of research. During COVID -19 pandemic, the debate on the utility of proning has been resurfaced. In this podcast, we dive deepe…
 
Join Dr. Eve Purdy from Canada to learn how to dissect the culture of your working environment through the lens of Anthropology. In this podcast, she describes simulation as a means to create moments of cultural compression and how that can be beneficial to evaluate and thus potentially modify the culture of the place.…
 
The cytokine storm, arising from a dysregulated host response, has captivated mainstream and scientific media in recent times with its possible role leading to poor outcomes in COVID-19. It is characterized by the release of mediators, including chemokines, interleukins, interferons, and tumor necrosis factors. In this podcast, we discuss the avail…
 
Tranexamic acid has been thought to be the wonder drug for stopping the active bleeding and has recently been proven life-saving in certain subgroups of patients. HALT_IT is another landmark trial that has evaluated the benefit of tranexamic acid in patients with acute GI bleeding. In this podcast, we discuss the implications of this landmark trial…
 
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