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Neurogenic Shock in Children

Pediatric EM Morsels

Physical exam findings of occult shock in children can be subtle. Fortunately, there are screening tools for occult shock. A (sorta) Quick Blurb about Spinal Shock If you, like me, have recently had to go back to review the difference between spinal and neurogenic shock , here is a quick refresher on the topic.

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The ECLS-SHOCK Trial: ECPR in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock


Background: Cardiogenic shock develops in up to 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and carries a 30 day mortality rate around 50%. Extracorporeal Life Support in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock. to 1.03) Poor Neurologic Outcome (CPC 3 or 4): 24.8% to 1.03) Poor Neurologic Outcome (CPC 3 or 4): 24.8%

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vasoactive Drug use in Children with Septic Shock

Don't Forget the Bubbles

What is Shock? Shock is defined as a type of circulatory failure where lack of oxygen leads to dysfunction of vital organs. There are many types of shock which may affect children, and management is specific to the type of shock. The overall goal in managing any cause of shock is to restore oxygen delivery to the organs.

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Goal-Oriented, Bundled Care For Intracerebral Hemorrhage Improves Outcomes


Both INTERACT-2 and ATACH-2 showed no statistical difference in their primary outcome between intensively lowering the BP and a less-intensive strategy. Background There have been a couple of large and influential trials published on BP management after an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Reference Ma LM, Hu X, Song L, et.

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SGEM#392: Shock Me – Double Sequential or Vector Change for OHCAs with Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation?

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Intervention: * Vector Change Defibrillation: Pads are placed in an anterior-posterior pad placement after standard anterior-anterior configuration following the third shock with standard defibrillation. first appeared on The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Date: February 7, 2023 Reference: Cheskes et al. .

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RCTs Can Inform Even the Most Dire Medical Situations

Sensible Medicine

Investigators from Leipzig Germany called the trial ECLS-SHOCK. It studied the use of extracorporeal life support in patients with cardiogenic shock due to acute myocardial infarction. ECLS-SHOCK delivered shocking results. Cardiogenic shock often leads to death. First some background. Think pump failure.

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Chest pain and shock: Is there a right ventricular OMI on this ECG? And should he undergo trancutaneous pacing?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

A 50-something man presented in shock with severe chest pain. The patient was in clinical shock with a lactate of 8. This confirms inferior, posterior, lateral, and RV MI RV MI often leads to shock and (systolic) hypotension. RVMI explains part of the shock. His prehospital ECG was diagnostic of inferior posterior OMI.

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