Monthly email clinical topic discussions. Respondents are a mixture of consultants, trainees and ANP’s.
Feel free to suggest a topic for debate.
All responses are personal opinions only.
This month’s questions:
When is it appropriate to use CVVHDF solely as a means of maintaining a neutral fluid balance or should we just minimise fluids and give diuretics? How is this best done?
Are there any advantages to 0.9% saline vs balanced crystalloids as our resuscitative fluid of choice on ICU?
This month’s paper is a great review on the timing of decompressive craniectomy in stroke and TBI: