STRESS-L: Landiolol and Organ Failure in Patients With Septic Shock

Landiolol and Organ Failure in Patients With Septic Shock Whitehouse. JAMA Published online October 25, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.20134 Clinical Question In patients with tachycardia and septic shock who are treated with high dose norepinephrine does the use of β-blockade for up to 14 days reduce organ failure compared to standard care? Background Many view the use of β-blockade as contentious in […]

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Early Active Mobilization during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU @chodgsonANZICRC @TEAMtrialICU. NEJM 2022; 387:1747-58 doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2209083 Clinical Question In mechanically ventilated adult patients does the provision of early mobilisation when compared to standard care increase the number of days alive and out of hospital at 180 days? Background ICU Acquired weakness (ICUAW) is common with one systematic review reporting a median […]

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TBL Mini: Rib Fixation

Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries: A Randomised Clinical Trial  Dehghan et al. JAMA Surg 2022 doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.4299 Background Blunt chest wall trauma has high associated rates of morbidity and mortality RCTs have shown a reduced ICU length of stay in those requiring mechanical ventilation, however this has not been replicated in non-ventilated patients What did they […]

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