Though Jeremy Cohen tried to hide it, I suspect his heart sunk just a little bit when we suggested he give a talk titled 'Is it really all about the glycocalyx?' at smaccGOLD. This talk is the best explanation of the Revised Starling model and the role of the glycocalyx you are ever likely to come across. Furthermore, Jeremy puts these ideas into the context of our … [Read more...] about Is it really all about the glycocalyx?
Question Critically evaluate the use of albumin-containing solutions in critically ill patients. Answer [DDET Answer and interpretation] Albumin solutions are frequently used in critically ill patients for a variety of indications. a) Volume replacement: The SAFE study showed that using colloids was equivalent in efficacy and safety to crystalloids. b) … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q25