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The definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is defined and diagnosed by the following criteria, which has been promulgated or endorsed by the European…

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy explained

Introduction Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves the use of hyperbaric chambers, large cylindrical structures made of steel that can be pressurized…

Pressors and inotropes in critical care

Inotropic agents Norepinephrine Brand names: Levophed Usual dose: 0 to 50 mcg/min IV (adults). Doses larger than 50 mcg/min can be given…

Causes of shock

The causes of shock can be summed up with the SHOCKED mnemonic: Septic Hypovolemic Obstructive Cardiogenic Kinds that are rare Endocrinological…

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