PLUS Study

Balanced Multielectrolyte Solution versus Saline in Critically Ill Adults Finfer S, NEJM, 2022; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2114464 Clinical Question In critically ill adults does the use of a balanced multielectrolyte solution (BMES, Plasmalyte 148), as opposed to 0.9% Sodium Chloride, for fluid resuscitation and therapy result in reduced 90 day mortality? Background Fluid administration is a key component of critical care therapy […]

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CONTROLING

Individualised versus conventional glucose control in critically-ill patients: the CONTROLING study—a randomized clinical trial Bohé. Intensive Care Medicine 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-021-06526-8 Clinical Question In critically unwell adults does targeting individualised glycaemic control compared to glycaemia < 180 mg/dL improve 90 day mortality? Background Hyperglycaemia has been shown to result in worse outcomes in the critically ill, especially in non-diabetic patients In […]

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VAM-IHCA

Effect of Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone vs Placebo on Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Patients With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial Anderson et al. JAMA 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16628 Clinical Question In adult patients suffering an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) does the use of vasopressin and methylprednisolone compared to a placebo result in increased rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)? […]

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TOMAHAWK

Angiography after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation Desch S et al. NEJM 2021. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2101909 Clinical Question In adults > 30 years old suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) without ST elevation on their ECG does routine immediate coronary angiography compared to a delayed or selective approach to coronary angiography improve 30-day all-cause mortality? Background The DISCO pilot study showed […]

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