D-dimer thresholds rule out PE in meta-analysis
Data from a large review support use of D-dimer levels to diagnose PE without imaging.
Timing of initiation of renal-replacement therapy in acute kidney injury
In critically ill patients, does early renal-replacement therapy (RRT), compared with standard therapy, improve death from any cause at 90 days?...
Predicting cardiac shock mortality in the ICU
Timing of renal-replacement therapy for AKI in the ICU
Does earlier initiation of renal-replacement therapy (RRT) improve mortality in the ICU?
Faster testing possible for secondary ICU infections
Hospitalists helped plan COVID-19 field hospitals
Better to plan for too much than not plan for enough, say hospitalists who helped build COVID-19 field hospitals.
Droperidol/midazolam combo curbs agitation in ED patients
A combination of haloperidol and lorazepam has been widely used to curb agitation in these patients, but droperidol and midazolam could be more...
Benefit of combined ascorbic acid, corticosteroids, and thiamine in septic shock remains unproven
Does the combination of ascorbic acid, corticosteroids, and thiamine attenuate organ injury in septic shock?
Sepsis multiplies in-hospital mortality risk in COPD
Comorbidities larger factor than race in COVID ICU deaths?