Mechanical ventilation (MV) is necessary for sustaining life among patients experiencing respiratory failure, cardiopulmonary arrest, severe neuromuscular disorders, upper airway obstruction, and those with unprotected airways. While mechanical ventilation can save lives, reduce mortality and lower healthcare costs, breath stacking…
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A central venous catheter (CVC), also called a central line, is similar to an intravenous line but is more often used for critically ill patients who require longer treatments. It is a common bedside procedure performed using sterilize equipment. It…
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Millions of people across the world experience thromboembolic diseases. It is a leading cause of death. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents used to treat these diseases are part of long-term anti-thrombogenic therapy plans. In fact, a wide range of medications have…
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Cirrhosis refers to a medical condition where a patient’s liver is acutely scarred or damaged. It is irreversible and requires treatment to manage the condition and reduce the risk of liver failure. One in 400 adults suffer from liver cirrhosis…
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Literature on spine ultrasound has grown over the last 22 years. Increased interest has led to updates in the technology used to evaluate spinal and paraspinal regions.  Look at the available evidence with Hospital Procedures Consultants. Latest Updates in Spine…
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There are several airway management techniques for securing airways in situations where the patient’s breathing is compromised. In cases where a difficult airway is anticipated, fiberoptic intubation is the method of choice since it has a high airway management success…
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Laryngeal masks are an invaluable tool in effective airway management, especially in emergency situations. They are particularly helpful during “can’t intubate, can’t ventilate” scenarios as they are easy to insert for airway rescues. They can be blindly placed and connected…
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During life-threatening situations, the airway of a patient may be severely compromised. The condition requires critical and timely intervention by establishing a front-of-neck access (FONA) emergency airway, otherwise known as emergency cricothyrotomy or cricothyroidotomy. Cricothyroidotomy is performed as a final…
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Pleural effusions occur when excessive fluid such as blood or pus accumulates between the visceral pleura and parietal pleura of the pleural cavity. Evaluating patients for pleural effusions involves certain challenges. However, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to reduce…
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