My post on bag wars was hardly posted when Josh Farkas’ excellent PulmCrit posted an recipe for a Universal Panacea. http://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/crystalloid/ My own foray into this arena was 19 years ago ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9349085 “An improved Hartmann’s solution for anaesthetists in the 1990s”. Before you read it, please note it is heavily
Do you despair of waiting months, maybe years for Publication of research results you saw previewed at a recent Conference? Have you been frustrated by Editors who publish only positive studies in their prestigious Journal, and wondered what changes they have demanded to the submitted Manuscript? Do you wonder why
A dozen years have passed since the team at University of California, Davis, confirmed by elegant experiment Michel and Weinbaum’s steady-state Starling principle. Review articles have been published and important advances made in our understanding of the regulation of the plasma volume, which followers of this website understand is a
Tuesday June 7, Cochrane ACE hosted 41 delegates at the Royal College of Anaethetists in London. As part of the educational program we were invited to critically-appraise the intervention Review; Burdett E, Dushianthan A, Bennett-Guerrero E, Cro S, Gan TJ, Grocott MPW, James MFM, Mythen MG, O’Malley CMN, Roche AM,
I think the modern phrase is “I need to get my head around [insert here]”, and I fully accept that the glycocalyx model (Michel-Weinbaum model) is one concept it is hard to get your head around. Unfortunately you can’t be a rational prescriber of fluids if you haven’t got your
Published this month in BJA Education. (May 2016) Not open access, I’m afraid, but an important teaching aid. Why not make it a Journal Club item at your Institution? I’d like to hear what practitioners think.
Re-educating the world about the steady-state Starling principle is not going to be quick or easy. Almost every textbook and Review article until very recently has been perpetuating the capillary transendothelial filtration – absorption doctrine of antiquity. In 2004 Adamson et al showed that only filtration occurs at steady state,