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ECLS gone wrong… i.e. When ECMO attacks!!!

Greetings again from ECMOVember 2014!! Here is another lecture I gave at a recent ECMO training course. Today we have a picturesque look at the times when ECMO doesn’t go as planned…. My goal is that in 20 minutes I can show you that with some planning and prevention most of the ECMO-whoas …

eCPR: Correcting the failures ACLS leaves behind!

Welcome to ECMOvember 2014!! Apologies for the late start, but I think you will agree the wait was worth it! Today we have a talk that I gave at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) ECMO conference just one week previous. I will argue that the use of Extracorporeal …

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Chyle- coming to a paracentesis near you!

You are sitting in the call room, counting down the minutes until you are finished covering the critical care floor when you get a phone call from one of the floor surgical teams: “We are super busy and we have a paracentesis that needs to be done…. do you have …

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Vascular Access for Renal Replacement Therapy

Acute renal failure (ARF) in the ICU is a common problem.  In fact, it is estimated that up to 25% of patients admitted to the ICU will develop ARF which carries a mortality rate estimated to be 40-50%.  Initiation of acute hemodialysis (HD) or continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) requires …