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Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

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Oxygen Therapy in AMI?

EJRC Article Review A new perspective for Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction   Traditional treatment for patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) includes morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine and aspirin. According to the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of AMI, oxygen is recommended in patients with ST-segment elevation in case of […]

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Making an impact on global sepsis awareness In this icTV interview, SCCM President Ruth Kleinpell comments on the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. She delves into the continuing difficulties related to the recognition of sepsis on a global public scale and the need to support one […]

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