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ICU Primary Prepcast
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Obstetric Physiology

Dr Maddi Anupindi February 28, 2020

Outline the cardiovascular, respiratory, haematological and genitourinary changes that occur during pregnancy Cardiovascular: these include effects on cardiac output and mechanical effects Cardiac output Stroke volume:  increases by 20-30%, mainly in the first trimester Heart rate: increases as early as 4 weeks after conception and increases by 17% at the […]

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eCritCare Epi 3 – Timing of Tracheostomy in ICU

Dr Swapnil Pawar July 31, 2019

By Dr Jose Chacko & Dr Swapnil Pawar Although increasingly less frequent, placement of a tracheostomy has become a viable alternative to prolonged endotracheal intubation, with the benefits of improving patient comfort, reducing need for sedation, lowering airway resistance, and allowing for easier airway care. There has been considerable debate […]

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Critical Care Pattern 4 – Tracheostomy

Dr Swapnil Pawar July 28, 2019

Although increasingly less frequent, placement of a tracheostomy has become a viable alternative to prolonged endotracheal intubation, with the benefits of improving patient comfort, reducing need for sedation, lowering airway resistance, and allowing for easier airway care. There has been considerable debate on the technique, timing and selection of ICU […]