International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510148

An Evaluation of Pediatric Airway Management Training for Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Utilizing Medical Simulation at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sawsan Alyousef, MD, CAPB, FCCP, Raed Khafajeh, Ali Alharbi, Aseel Alayed, Najd Fawaz Alnojaidi and Abdulaziz Alsoqati

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: November 07, 2022

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be transmitted to clinicians involved in their care, particularly during aerosol-generating procedures. In spite centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) had put clear standards for precaution when dealing with such patients but unfortunately several health care providers had lost their lives around the world....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510146

What Happens When it Comes to Triage? A Study Evaluating the Effects of a Prioritisation of Intensive Care Unit Patients in Case of Scarce Resources

Hannes Lienhart MD, EMDM, Wolfgang List MD, Klaus Rheinberger PhD, and Moran Bodas PhD MPH

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: October 31, 2022

Comparison of the SOFA score with a newly developed “triage score” and evaluation of the consequences of simulated triage of ICU patients on the outcome. Retrospective explorative data analysis of 213 patients treated on Intensive Care Units of community hospitals in Western Austria during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510146

What Happens When it Comes to Triage? A Study Evaluating the Effects of a Prioritisation of Intensive Care Unit Patients in Case of Scarce Resources

Hannes Lienhart MD, EMDM, Wolfgang List MD, Klaus Rheinberger PhD, and Moran Bodas PhD MPH

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: October 31, 2022

Comparison of the SOFA score with a newly developed “triage score” and evaluation of the consequences of simulated triage of ICU patients on the outcome. Retrospective explorative data analysis of 213 patients treated on Intensive Care Units of community hospitals in Western Austria during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510145

Euglycemic Diabetic Keto Acidosis Presentation in Association with SGLT-2 Inhibitor- Dapagliflozin

Lajeesh Jabbar Vettikkat MBBS, MRCEM, FRCEM, FEBEM, DCH and Yoosuf Viju Cheriyalingal Paramba MBBS, MRCEM, FRCEM

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 24, 2022

Euglycemic Diabetic Keto Acidosis is a rare form of DKA seen in patients who are taking SGLT-2 inhibitor medication for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is a life-threatening condition and should be diagnosed early. The absence of hyperglycemia poses challenges to the treating Emergency physicians in diagnosing this entity at an early stage....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510144

Anaerobic Lung Abscess with Complex Empyema

Joseph Shiber, MD, FACEP, FCNS, FCCM

Article Type: Clinical Image | First Published: August 11, 2022

A 51-year-old man with advanced ALS and home mechanical ventilator dependence presented with fever, tachycardia, hypotension and leukocytosis. Chest radiograph showed a large left pleural effusion (Figure 1) and an unenhanced chest CT confirmed a loculated effusion with gas bubbles (Figure 2) and large air-fluid level (Figure 3)....

 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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