Effect of Fluid Bolus Administration on Cardiovascular Collapse Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation @DerekRussellMD. JAMA; 328(3):270-279. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.9792 Clinical Question In critically ill adult patients undergoing tracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation, does intravenous infusion of a 500ml fluid bolus vs no fluid bolus, decrease the incidence of cardiovascular collapse during, or shortly after the procedure? Background Tracheal intubation […]

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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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TRACT Transfusion Volume

Transfusion Volume for Children with Severe Anaemia in Africa K.Maitland. New England Journal of Medicine August 1st 2019; 381:5; 420-431. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1900100 Clinical Question In African children presenting to hospital with severe anaemia, is a blood transfusion volume of 30 ml/kg superior to 20 ml/kg in reducing 28 day mortality? Background Severe anaemia is a major cause of death and […]

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