An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.
Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.
See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.
ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.
The Atopic Dermatitis Knowledge Centre is an educational resource, intended for healthcare professionals, that provides credible medical information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and burden of atopic dermatitis, as well as diagnostic techniques, treatment regimens and guideline recommendations.
The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Group for Urological Trauma prepared these guidelines in order to assist medical professionals in the management of urological trauma in adults.
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Document covering acute and chronic aortic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta of the adult.
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Updated concepts on the pathophysiology and the clinical management of trauma hemorrhage and coagulopathy.
Uncontrolled hemorrhage and subsequent trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) are still the principle causes for preventable death after trauma and early detection and aggressive management have been associated with reduced mortality.
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The association between benzodiazepine use and delirium risk in the ICU remains unclear.
Added 2 years ago
Sedation depth and long-term mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill adults: a prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort study.
To ascertain the relationship among early (first 48 h) deep sedation, time to extubation, delirium and long-term mortality.
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I am a general urologist and men's health expert in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. I'm also an avid blogger and heath innovator. My social media brand, My Urology Doc, aims to make the formerly taboo world of urology more fun and appealing.
Men's health is a forgotten topic. To be honest, we men are mostly to blame. We've clung to our masculine misconceptions and repeatedly refused to engage the healthcare community. Who can blame us, we're invincible and we're going to live forever, right? Well, not exactly. Let's look at some of the reasons men's health is one of the least engaged topics in healthcare.