Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 06 June 2017

 

Learning Zones

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.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Invitation to watch the online broadcast of the BeCOn OWN event 'Shifting paradigms in BTcP management' on June 16 2017.

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Fluid Management

Are you up-to-date with the latest evidence of effective procedures for fluid management?

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Guidelines

Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept.

We propose an integrated and adaptable approach to improve patient care and clinical outcomes through analgesia and light sedation, initiated early during an episode of critical illness and as a priority of care.

Added 5 months ago

BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults

The aim of the guideline is to draw attention to the evidence of suboptimal care in AHRF in the UK,...

Added 1 year ago

Care of dying adults in the last days of life

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to...

Added 1 year ago

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Journal articles

Albumin treatment regimen for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome: a dose-response meta-analysis.

Recommended treatment for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome consists of albumin and vasoconstrictor

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Management of severe bleeding in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants: an observational registry analysis.

The use of prothrombin complex concentrates and the role of plasma concentration of anticoagulants in the management of bleeding in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants are still debated.

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Ventricular assist devices and non-cardiac surgery.

The use of ventricular assist devices has expanded significantly since their approval by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States in 1994.

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Clinical trials

Comparison of Propofol and Dexmedetomidine to Treat Hyperactive and Mixed ICU Delirium - the Basel ProDex Randomized Trial

In this randomized study, the investigators aim to test the hypothesis that the reinstitution of a normal circadian rhythm by continuous infusions of dexmedetomidine compared to propofol between 8pm and 6am...

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The Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine During Brain Surgery

Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a Alpha-2 specific agonist, is a common ICU sedation medication. In brain tumor resection craniotomy, it is proven to be effective in improving postoperative hypertension and...

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Bioavailability of Subcutaneously Given Dexmedetomidine in Healthy Volunteers

The aim of this study is to investigate the pharmacokinetics of subcutaneously administered dexmedetomidine in healthy volunteers. The absolute bioavailability of subcutaneously...

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Blog Posts

Professor Gerhard Pölzl

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

Posted 1 month ago

Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 1 year ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

Peter English

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Posted 3 years ago

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.

CME

Chest x ray: an essential guide to interpretation

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Union of European Medical Specialists (via European Accreditation Council for CME)
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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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Fluid management in acutely ill patients

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