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SGEM#350: How Did I Get Epi Alone? Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

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Date: November 10th, 2021 Reference: Andersen, et al: Effect of Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone vs Placebo on Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Patients With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests first appeared on The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine.

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Issue #3: The Latest in Critical Care, 6/5/23

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veterans’ hospitals did not show a mortality reduction from low-dose methylprednisolone. Patients receiving hydrocortisone required more insulin, but did not have higher observed rates of hospital-acquired infections or gastrointestinal bleeding. iatrogenic or hospital-acquired) were excluded.

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SGEM#238: The Epi Don’t Work for OHCA

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A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Case: A 51-year-old man experiences a cardiac arrest on the street. A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Case: A 51-year-old man experiences a cardiac arrest on the street. He is unsuccessfully shocked.