Threatening Hemorrhage in the Patient Taking an Oral Anticoagulant Medication

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Guidelines for the Management of Supratherapeutic INR

Oral anticoagulant medications are commonly prescribed. Whether it is a traditional vitamin K antagonist (VKA) or a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) medication, all carry the risk of serious hemorrhage. Traditional…

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Know When to Administer Sodium Bicarbonate in the Critically ill Poisoned Patient

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Potential Indications for Bicarbonate Therapy in Metabolic Acidosis

Sodium bicarbonate is an important antidote in the treatment of the critically ill poisoned patient. This contrasts with the general approach to acidosis due to other conditions, where sodium bicarbonate…

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Know how to Identify Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Risk Factors

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome occurs when elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), or, intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), leads to new organ dysfunction. The incidence of abdominal compartment syndrome in the ED has not been reported, but in studies of trauma patients, the incidence is between 1% and 14%.

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