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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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No standard protocol exists to decrease or eliminate preoperative fasting times for adult ICU patients with cuffed endotracheal tubes; however, multiple intensive care units across the globe have implemented their own protocols with adjusted times for the intubated patient. This has led to significant variability in practices along with potential h…
 
Join us in the latest episode of ICU Primary Prepcast, where Dr Mike Clifford and I discuss how every ICU trainee can prepare for their primary exams on their day to day ward rounds. We suggest using the modified Pomodoro technique i.e - 3 questions at one-bed space per day (25 min total) - One question about the pharmacology of one of the drugs th…
 
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…
 
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