Category Archives: Hypothermia

Severe Accidental Hypothermia

By Taylor Moran-Gates, MD Please refer to EMCrit 1. >32c: -Treatment is simple: Passive rewarming, warm blankets. -Evaluate other causes: hypoglycemia, etoh, myxedema, Addison’s, sepsis. -Labs: cbc, chemistry, tfts, cortisol, cultures. -Bradycardia: sinus bradycardia is expected, and does not require … Continue reading

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Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome: a review of therapeutic strategies

Stub D, Bernard S, Duffy SJ, Kaye DM. Circulation. 2011 Apr 5; 123(13):1428-35   By Felipe Teran, MD   Article capsule The significant morbidity and mortality associated with patients who survive to an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) has driven the … Continue reading

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EMCrit Podcast 74: Who the Heck to Cool after Cardiac Arrest with Ben Abella

By Tatiana Havyrliuk, MD http://emcrit.org/podcasts/who-to-cool-after-arrest/ -       Difficult decision -> need strict hospital-wide guidelines -       should cool all VT/Vfib arrests -       other rhythms – not much evidence, still cause reperfusion injury, so why not cool? -       Rhythm doesn’t really matter, it’s … Continue reading

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EMRAP: Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome- Amal Mattu

By Michael Guthrie MD EMRAP  April 2012 Cardiology Corner-Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome What to do when you get that arrest patient back?? That is after the high fiving ends..Amal and Mel share their thoughts. Contributors: Amal Mattu, MD Mel Herbert, … Continue reading

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