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Welcome to the MSICU Rounds section of the Internal Medicine Residency e-Curriculum.  Below you will find relevant articles regarding our discussions in MSICU Rounds.

September 16, 2014

International study of expert judgment on therapeutic use of benzodiazepines and other psychotherapeutic medications: IV. Therapeutic dose dependence and abuse liability of benzodiazepines in the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders.
Effectiveness of current treatment approaches for benzodiazepine discontinuation: a meta-analysis.

July 11, 2014

Effects of fluid resuscitation with colloids vs crystalloids on mortality in critically ill patients presenting with hypovolemic shock: the CRISTAL randomized trial.
Circulatory Shock
Early use of the pulmonary artery catheter and outcomes in patients with shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
The Wenckebach phenomenon: a salute and comment on the centennial of its original description.

April 4, 2014

Benign Asbestos-related pleural disease.
Asbestos and the Pleura.

March 14, 2014

Novel Agents for the Treatment of Hyponatremia: a Review of Conivaptan and Tolvaptan.

March 6, 2014

Red blood cell transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB*.

January 23, 2014

Albumin infusion improves outcomes of patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Effect of intravenous albumin on renal impairment and mortality in patients with cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.

January 13, 2014

Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-CareTesting for Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Emergency-Department Triage.
Comparison of Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Values in the Initial Emergency Department Evaluation of Patients With Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Diabetic ketoacidosis: evaluation and treatment.
Hyperglycemic crises in adult patients with diabetes.

January 7, 2014

Abnormal thyroid function tests in psychiatric patients: a red herring?

November 5, 2013

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
Enhancing the Quality of Care in the ICU Preventing Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

July 25, 2013

Thrombolytic therapy in acute pulmonary embolism
Management of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism, Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Interventional therapies for venous thromboembolism: vena caval interruption, surgical embolectomy, and catheter-directed interventions.

July 19, 2013

Exertional heat stroke: new concepts regarding cause and care
Cold water immersion: the gold standard for exertional heatstroke treatment.
Heat stroke: a comprehensive review.

June 4, 2013

The remarkable right ventricle of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.
Right ventricular function in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.
Eisenmenger syndrome a clinical perspective in a new therapeutic era of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Critical care guidelines on the endovascular management of cerebral vasospasm.
Prophylactic intravenous magnesium sulfate for treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study.

June 3, 2013

Red blood cell transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB*.
Practice guidelines for blood transfusion

March 1, 2013

Heparin versus placebo for acute coronary syndromes
2007 guideline update for unstable angina_NSTEMI: focus on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies
An analysis of ACC/AHA NSTEMI guideline adherence
Use of anticoagulant agents and risk of bleeding among patients admitted with myocardial infarction

February 5, 2013

Association between a chloride-liberal vs chloride-restrictive intravenous fluid administration strategy and kidney injury in critically ill adults
Intensive insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis

January 29, 2013

Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy

January 18, 2013

Early surgery versus conventional treatment for infective endocarditis


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