An Out-of-Reach Option for Psychosis-Induced Agitation
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a recent publication reviewing multiple studies on the use of droperidol for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - March 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Get Ready For High-Sensitivity Troponin Assays
Although they aren't FDA-approved yet, high-sensitivity troponin assays may soon replace traditional troponin assays for detecting acute MIs. Drs Gulati and Jaffe discuss the implications. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - December 8, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Echo Case: When ECGs and Echos Collide
Dr Wharton quotes baseball legend Yogi Berra in this narrated case: In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - July 27, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CATCH: Stay the Course With LMWH for VTE in Cancer Patients
Dr Goldhaber reviews the results of the CATCH trial on anticoagulation in cancer patients with venous thromboembolism. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - March 3, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

NOACs Cut Bleeding vs Warfarin Following Acute VTE
Dr Goldhaber reviews a meta-analysis he coauthored of RE-COVER trial data suggesting that new oral anticoagulants may be a better option than warfarin for treating acute VTE. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - February 4, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

SPRINT: What Does It Mean for Blood Pressure Management?
Dr Amy Pollak talks to Dr William Haley of the Mayo Clinic about how to interpret the results from the SPRINT trial and why practitioners should stay tuned for further results. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 15, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Outcomes Worse in Dialysis Started Without Nephrologist Care
' Whatever it takes,'says Dr Jeffrey Berns, we need to get patients with advanced kidney disease into the care of a nephrologist before dialysis is initiated to reduce mortality during the first year. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 8, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Benefit vs Risk of Extended Anticoagulation After PE
Does 24 months of anticoagulation therapy after unprovoked PE result in better outcomes than 6 months of treatment? Dr Andrew Shorr analyzes the PADIS-PE trial. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - November 4, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Wen: The Doctor Is (Not?) Listening
Baltimore's city health commissioner Leana Wen discusses her focus on public health, transparency, and listening to patients. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - October 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Overdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism by CT
Overall, PE is underdiagnosed, but Dr Goldhaber reviews a paper on overdiagnosis and provides suggestions on how to avoid it. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - October 1, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

tPA and TNK Mix-ups: Clearing Up the Confusion
Patient deaths have been reported when healthcare providers confused tPA and TNK. Follow these suggestions to prevent any further mishaps. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - September 11, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Reversing New Oral Anticoagulants: New Agents on the Horizon
Dr Goldhaber interviews Dr Pollack about the REVERSE-AD study evaluating a new dabigatran reversal agent and what the future holds for other NOAC reversal agents. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - September 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Death Panels': Moving Beyond the Rhetoric
To avoid harmful medical interventions near the end of a patient's life, physicians need to follow ACP'best practices'for talking to patients with serious illnesses about their care goals. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - September 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Morbid and Deadly' Drug Combinations to Avoid
Dr Jeffrey Berns reminds clinicians to be vigilant about the medications their patients take, both prescription and over-the-counter. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - May 21, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Differential Diagnosis
On first inspection everything seems normal in these echos, but a closer look and a calculator reveal the diagnosis. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - April 29, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Shocking the Pediatric Heart
What does the evidence say about use of automated external defibrillators in children? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Year's Diet? One Author Has Tried Them All
From'Living Biblically'to becoming a'Know-It-All,'journalist and author A.J. Jacobs talks with Medscape's Eric Topol about being the subject (and punchline) of his comedic stories. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 6, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Advance Directives May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Does an advance directive mean'do not resuscitate'? Not necessarily. And correct interpretation is critical. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - December 8, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Be Careful' When Evaluating AKI Recovery
Dr Jeffrey Berns reviews a new study that examined the level of error in evaluating recovery from acute kidney injury with estimated GFR in relation to ICU stay. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - October 13, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New and Improved: ESC Guidelines for Pulmonary Embolism
Among Dr Goldhaber's highlights are better risk stratification and the inclusion of the novel oral anticoagulants. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - September 17, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: The Takeaways
If your facility hasn't adopted the third-edition bundles from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, here are the details you need. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - September 10, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Administering Thrombolytics: Which PE Patients? When?
What are the pros and cons of using thrombolytics in PE patients? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - August 8, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Exciting IPF Treatment News Must Be Interpreted Cautiously
Recent trials show the first successful treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Exciting news for this fatal disease, but success rates must be interpreted with caution, says Dr. Andrew Shorr. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - July 24, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Spironolactone in Heart Failure? Yes, and Here's Why
Dr. Piña reviews a subgroup analysis from the TOPCAT trial, and explains why she thinks spironolactone has a role in many patients with heart failure. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - July 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Six Stroke Trials to Know
Dr. Hans-Christoph Diener looks at results presented at the 2014 European Stroke Conference – have we "reached a ceiling of clinical benefit"? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - July 8, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Resuscitation Preferences in HF: Not a One and Done Decision
Drs Pereira and Dunlay discuss a study showing that resuscitation preferences change over time in patients with heart failure and how to broach the delicate topic of DNRs. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - June 9, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Hyperglycemia in Pediatric Intensive Care
What is the latest on tight glycemic control in pediatric intensive care? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - May 13, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Sulfa Antimicrobials: Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers his perspective on 4 commonly asked questions about sulfa antimicrobials. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - May 2, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Hyponatremia: Don't Miss Subtle Clinical Clues
New guidelines suggest that asymptomatic hyponatremia doesn't really exist but that clinicians can identify and treat it if they know the warning signs. Dr. Jeffrey Berns discusses. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - May 2, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nasal Cannula Oxygen: Use Before and During Intubation
EM physician Richard Levitan, MD, discusses his NO DESAT (nasal oxygenation during efforts securing a tube) technique, a novel approach to oxygenation in emergency department patients. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - April 29, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

An Update on Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest
What are the takeaways for practicing clinicians from a recent study on targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - April 16, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Heart Failure: Moving Beyond 30-Day Readmission Rates
Dr. Piña appeals for attention to be paid to transitions in the care of patients with heart failure and appropriate long-term therapy, rather than 30-day readmission rates only. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - April 1, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Face Transplant Doc: Challenges in Repairing Destroyed Faces
World-famous doctor Eduardo Rodriguez describes the deep emotional issues that arise when transplanting a donor face to a patient, the possibility of female-to-male face transplants, and more. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - March 7, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Who's at Risk for Expansion?
A new study attempts to predict hematoma expansion after acute intracerebral hemorrhage (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - March 7, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Transplant Safety: Recognizing Donor-Derived Infections
Microsporidiosis is an emerging transplant-associated infection, and CDC depends on astute clinicians to recognize the signs of this and other donor-derived diseases. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - February 18, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Is Healthcare Shaped by Industry? Of Course It Is
Healthcare today is undeniably intertwined with industry. The challenge is to keep it professional and patient-centered. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - February 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The SOTU Address: What the President Got Right on Healthcare
Dr. George Lundberg analyzes President Obama's State of the Union address in regard to healthcare. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 30, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Lessons From the Resuscitation Sessions at AHA
Drs. Nichol and Becker discuss key data from the resuscitation sessions at AHA. Despite 2 neutral trials, they both hold out hope for cooling. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 23, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Keeping a Brain-Dead Body Alive so a Fetus Can Grow? Wrong!
A Texas hospital is keeping a brain-dead pregnant woman on artificial support against her family's wishes. Bioethicist Art Caplan asks, how can this be right? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 21, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Endomyocardial Biopsy in Cardiovascular Disease
Drs Gersh and Cooper discuss the appropriate use of endomyocardial biopsy in assessing patients with cardiovascular disease. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - January 6, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Crystalloids vs Colloids: The Debate Continues
Crystalloids have been the preferred agent for fluid resuscitation in the ICU, but a new study shows little difference between these and colloids in terms of 28-day mortality. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - December 23, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Deciding on Death While Traumatized and Under Pressure?
A man suffered a tragic, sudden accident and woke up paralyzed and with a breathing tube. Doctors asked him whether he wanted to continue living. Should they have waited? (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - December 23, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Respect the Small Pulmonary Embolism
Contrary to expectation, mortality and outcomes were the same with small segmental pulmonary embolism as with larger clots. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - November 18, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Rapid Warfarin Reversal With 4-Factor Prothrombin
Clinical experience suggests that recently approved 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate is superior to fresh frozen plasma in the management of warfarin-associated hemorrhage. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - November 7, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Hospital Says No More Dietary Supplements in Formulary
Paul A. Offit, MD, describes the reasoning behind a new policy on dietary supplements at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Podcast - October 22, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts