April / May 2017 Journal Club

A bit of a 2 for 1 job this month as we discussed two papers touching on similar themes; namely what’s the best “non-invasive” option to manage acute onset, non-cardiac, respiratory failure? Paper 1 (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1503326#t=article) Paper 2 (http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/2016/02000/Failure_of_Noninvasive_Ventilation_for_De_Novo.6.aspx) Have a read of the comments below and feel free to add your own! Re paper 1 “Hi … More April / May 2017 Journal Club

NICOM’s in ICU

Is there evidence of benefit from using non-invasive cardiac output monitors in particular ICU cohorts? From peoples experience, is there a particular variable or question that is answered well and conversely poorly with these monitors e.g. fluid status better, cardiac function etc.? A – I’ll start with a deliberately provocative opinion. Within the realms of general … More NICOM’s in ICU