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Sep 29, 2016

An eight minute summary of the evidence and clinical considerations regarding decompressive craniectomy, discussion of some controversies, and presentation of a decision matrix to use when considering surgery in your patient with malignant middle cerebral artery...


Sep 27, 2016

Natalie Thrutle educates on the critical issue of lead poisoning in developing countries. Critical care means different things to different people. In the context of lead poisoning, you may or may not think of developing countries such as Nigeria. The response to the Zamfara state, lead poisoning outbreak, in Northern...


Sep 26, 2016

Nikki Blackwell tells her story of the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in Nzerekore, Guinea. She chronicles the enormous challenges of providing care to some of the most vulnerable people in the world, in one of the most under resourced and challenging environments.

The Ebola virus was first isolated in 1976....


Sep 25, 2016

In this podcast, Mervyn Singer talks about the link between stress and multiple organ failure. Often, the organs involved in multi-organ failure show no signs of structural damage or cell damage that would indicate these organs might be under stress. Stress might cause functional damage rather than structural...


Sep 22, 2016

Jon McCormack gives you what you need to know in the case of paediatric blunt traumatic cardiac arrest. This is a rare but deadly occurrence. Data shows that the population incidence for paediatric blunt traumatic arrest is 1 in 100 000. Of these, most are male, and most are involved in vehicle traffic accidents,...