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ICU Management

Point-of care ultrasonography in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A brief overview of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ICU: for the already converted, a reminder of how POCUS has changed ICU practice; for the ultrasound naïve, an aperitif to leave the reader with interest in this evolving paradigm shift of patient care. As intensivists, we have all faced this scenario: a 28-year-old woman, 35... Read more

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ESICM Regional Conference - Hemodynamic Monitoring 2017

2017 15 Jun

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Echocardiography is Essential Tool for Fluid Responsiveness

2016 27 Sep

Echocardiography is an essential tool to predict and measure fluid responsiveness, according to a recent article, which provides a practical guide. Ashley Miller and Justin Mandeville outline the physiological basis of fluid resuscitation, and describe how fluid responsiveness can be assessed with echocardiography. They also look at the limitations... Read more

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Measuring MPAP: Echocardiography Vs. Catheterisation

2014 07 Jul

Critically ill patients may benefit as much as ambulatory patients from mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) estimations by noninvasive echocardiography. However, the noninvasive method was not shown to be equivalent to pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) measurement of MPAP, according to a prospective study just published in Critical Ultrasound Journal.... Read more