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Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke

Pediatric EM Morsels

Unfortunately, it can cause so many other complications – Sepsis , acute chest syndrome , and hepatopathy. Impact of the New American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Definition of Stroke on the Results of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis Trial.

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CDC gives a nudge to hospitals on sepsis care


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally called on hospitals to develop robust sepsis care programs to systematically identify and treat sepsis, track outcomes, and improve care delivery. ” What is that, a sepsis Stasi? Unlike strokes and STEMIs, sepsis has no gold standard for diagnosis.

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REBEL Cast Ep116: The CLOVERS Trial – Restrictive vs Liberal Fluids in Sepsis-Induced Hypotension


These patients can have a vasodilated vascular bed and the initial use of fluids is hypothesized to serve two purposes: Augmenting the macrovascular system (stroke volume and cardiac output) and augmenting the microvascular perfusion (capillary blood flow). Early Restrictive or Liberal Fluid Management for Sepsis-Induced Hypotension.

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Peds Surviving Sepsis | Mortality After Naloxone | Spontaneous PTX - Tube or Not | Opioids and Peds Sedation Risk | Missing Stroke with HINTS


We cover Pediatric Surviving Sepsis; mortality risk after out-of-hospital naloxone; spontaneous pneumothorax - tube or no tube; opioids prior to pediatric sedation; and HINTS by emergency physicians and stroke risk. Here is the JournalFeed Podcast for the week of March 30- April 3, 2020.

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

Don't Forget the Bubbles

Four-year-old Ed is being resuscitated for presumed Invasive Group A Streptococcal Sepsis from tonsilitis. The amount of blood that comes from the heart with each contraction is the stroke volume (SV). The stroke volume is the difference between how full it is at the start and how full it is after a contraction.

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 85: Tricky Cases Part 1


Learning points: Consider differential – sepsis, thyroid storm, thalamic stroke, exertional and classic heat stroke, serotonin syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, sympathomimetic toxicity, and anticholinergics. Removed from cooling at 102 and admitted to ICU. Must consider differential in complex cases.

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ICU Physiology in 1000 Words: Phenylephrine Pushes & Stroke Volume


To focus matters, the hemodynamic variable under consideration is the stroke volume [SV]; in other words, how does a push of phenylephrine affect SV? ’ Diminished stroke volume? evaluated phenylephrine in 7 critically-ill patients with ‘hyperdynamic’ sepsis [defined as sepsis with CO above 6.0

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