International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510143

Comparison of High-Dose, Short-Term Steroid and Low-Dose Long Term Steroid Use in ARDS Caused by COVID-19

Suna KOC, MD and Ilke KUPELI, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 19, 2022

We aimed to compare the 15-day continuous hemodynamic, laboratory and clinical course of patients with ARDS due to COVID-19 who received short-term highdose and long-term low-dose systemic methylprednisolone. Two hundred and two patients were recorded to be diagnosed with ARDS due to COVID 19 in the intensive care unit between June 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021. Patients were received systemic methylprednisolone for the short or long term and high or low doses were applied. Age, gender, APACHE II...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510142

Chest X-Ray Findings in Asthma Exacerbation and the Association with Acute Asthma Management among Children

Gul Sher, Fernanda E Kupferman and Mohamed Gaffoor

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 19, 2022

The National Heart and Lung Institute’s guidelines advise against routine use of chest X-ray (CXR) for acute asthma exacerbation. Despite this recommendation, unnecessary CXR are still being performed. The objective of this study is to assess the association between abnormal CXR findings and the severity of asthma exacerbation and its impact on acute asthma management. A retrospective chart review was performed of all pediatric patients 2-17 years of age who presented to the emergency departme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510141

Cardiovascular Collapse, Progressive Lactic Acidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension and Polyuria: Think Thiamine Deficiency!

Gul Sher, MBBS, Mona Nourani, DO, Kristen Beebe, PA-C, Peggy Fullenkamp Oomens, MS, RDN, CNSC, Megan Land, MD and Alexander Ngwube, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 13, 2022

Shock is a pathological condition characterized by imbalance between oxygen demand and supply. Irrespective of the cause, shock leads to a state of energy failure due to a decrease in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, creation of lactic acidosis, and as a consequence, multiple organ dysfunction. Lactic acidosis is an ominous finding in critically ill patients. The severity and increased duration of lactic acidosis are associated with increased mortality. Lactic acidosis can result from hy...

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