Video laryngoscopy is superior to direct laryngoscopy for emergency intubations in the ICU. A recent meta-analysis based on nine trials evaluated 2,133 ICU patients and concluded that video laryngoscopy (VL) has a higher first pass success rate compared to direct…
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Hospitalists are in the ideal position to perform bedside procedures on their patients. They know every aspect about their patients and have had the opportunity to develop a good rapport and the trust of their patients. So, why are they…
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Patients with minimal free fluid and no abdominal tenderness can be observed, while patients with moderate-large amounts of free fluid and abdominal tenderness should undergo operative exploration. To determine if operative exploration or observation is the preferred management for hemodynamically…
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