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

PulmCCM

Corticosteroids for community-acquired pneumonia have been studied with inconclusive results, and expert guidelines currently advise against their use except in patients with refractory septic shock. Patients with septic shock or influenza were excluded. standards of care. makes me long for an adequately powered randomized trial.

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SGEM#238: The Epi Don’t Work for OHCA

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

You are the first provider on scene with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and start high-quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). A cardiac defibrillator is hooked up and the patient is in ventricular fibrillation. He is unsuccessfully shocked. published in Resuscitation 2011.