According to an editorial in the NEJM, decompressive craniectomy “has a proven benefit in the management of malignant cerebral edema after ischemic stroke”… We point out the caveats to this assertion.
The best advice ever given: “Never take advice from anyone prepared to give it to you”… plus some advice on how to give a ‘ripper’ talk or an effective presentation.
Have an idea for a talk or workshop at dasSMACC – submit it here! Remember, anyone who stands on stage at dasSMACC needs to be prepared to give the talk of his or her life in front of a crowd of nearly two-and-half-thousand people!
Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar? Read on to find out what is involved. Jobs for this unique position are available in 2016 and 2017 at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
SMACC DUB has sold out. However, you can still attend by winning the SMACC BYTE competition or by entering an auction for a ‘golden ticket’. All auction proceeds go to Focus Ireland, a charity that fights homelessness in Ireland.
What’s new in the Critical Care Compendium?… Lots, including: neutropaenic sepsis, preoxygenation, apnoeic oxygenation, delayed sequence intubation, a sepsis overview, initial management of severe sepsis and septic shock, urosepsis, septic encephalopathy, septic cardiomyopathy and mitchondrondrial dysfunction
The Top Ten pages from LITFL’s Critical Care Compendium in 2015. Hot topics, core knowledge, hard to remember, quirks of SEO or something else?
A fascinating talk by Jack Iwashyna (@iwashyna) on the ‘heterogeneity of treatment’ effect, what this means for the conduct of randomised control trials and how we should interpret them.
The latest update of major additions and revisions to the Critical Care Compendium. Topics featured include: driving pressure, PEA, sepsis definitions, sepsis biomarkers, procalcitonin, as well as open chest and delayed sternal closure.
Suman Biswas with an ’emergency musical interlude’ on the NHS junior doctor contract crisis, ‘Half the world away’.