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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. Many centers have attempted ECLS to achieve hemodynamic stabilization in this group of patients. Control: 53.4%

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Anaphylactic Shock


Anaphylactic Shock is an acute, life-threatening hypersensitivity disorder, with a generalized, rapidly evolving, multi-systemic allergic reaction (IgE-mediated disorder). Anand Swaminathan, MD and I wrote the anaphylactic shock chapter and with Scott’s permission are publishing it here as FOAM.

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Adjunctive Methylene Blue in Septic Shock?


septic shock). Limited, small studies on its use in septic shock do not make a clear argument for use. Early Adjunctive Methylene Blue in Patients with Septic Shock: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Background: Sepsis can induce numerous physiologic derangements. Paper: Ibarra-Estrada, M et al. Crit Care 2023. 95% CI 15.4

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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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ECLS-Shock – Extracorporeal Life Support in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock

The Bottom Line

Extracorporeal Life Support in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock Thiele H. NEJM 2023; Online ahead of print.

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Hydroxycobalamin vs Methylene Blue for Vasoplegic Shock from Cardiopulmonary Bypass


Background Information: Vasoplegic shock is defined as hypotension with normal or increased cardiac output and can commonly occur in post-cardiac surgery patients having received cardiopulmonary bypass. Hydroxocobalamin Versus Methylene Blue for the Treatment of Vasoplegic Shock Associated With Cardiopulmonary Bypass. 2023 Jul 19.

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