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Heavner: Pharmacokinetic & pharmacodynamic changes in critically ill patients

Today we welcome Mojdeh Saba Heavner, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP. Dr. Heavner is an assistant professor here at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist in the UMMC MICU. She recently came back to us after a Critical Care & Transplant Specialty Pharmacy Residency at Yale, where she was voted the BEST Pharmacist in Connecticut. Now she is shaking things up here on MICU daily rounds and has revolutionized the care of our patients. So if you want to avoid the brow beating from your own pharmacist every morning, I highly suggest you listen to this lecture twice!!

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Lewin- Reversal agents in ICH, What you need to know!

Today we welcome one of the gurus in anti-coagulant reversal, John J. Lewin. Dr. Lewin recently published one of the recent landmark articles in the field of Neurocritical care: “Guideline for Reversal of Antithrombotics in Intracranial Hemorrhage”. Today he is gracious enough to spend 60 minutes with us, and not a second can be missed if you EVER expect to take care of a patient with a head bleed on AC!!

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Chawla: Vasopressors- Time to target new receptors?

Today we are very excited to host Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, nephrologist, intensivist, and international expert on the management of shock. Dr. Chawla has recently taken a sabbatical from his position as Professor of Critical Care Medicine, George Washington U to become the Chief Medical Officer of La Jolla Pharmaceuticals. It in this role he investigates an old and forgotten friend in the treatment of hypotension, and has become the chief researcher for the ATHOS (Angiotensin II for the Treatment of High-Output Shock) 3 trial. Today he takes a fascinating look at the way we treat shock-induced hypotension and asks one simple question: Can’t we do better?

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Kim – Toxic Hemoglobinopathies

Dr. Hong Kim is back – this time to discuss two classic hemoglobinopathies. Do you you know the common iatragenic causes of methemoglobinemia?  How about when to send a patient for hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide exposure?  If not, this is a can’t miss lecture. Written summary by Ahmad Aswad …

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Hong Kim – Alcohol Withdrawal and Cyanide Toxicity

Dr. Hong Kim is an emergency medicine trained toxicologist who also trained in New York city at the famed Bellevue toxicology program.  In this week’s core content lecture, Dr. Kim reviews the causes or alcohol withdrawal as well as come of the current treatment strategies.  The second half of this …