CC Nerd*-The Case of the Afflicted Kidney

Recently two trials examining the efficacy of the early utilization of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill adults with acute kidney injury (AKI) in the ICU were published. Despite examining very similar patient populations, undergoing very similar modes of therapy, these trials produced drastically divergent results. The following is a brief exploration of each […]

EMCrit by Rory Spiegel.

EMNerd-The Case of the Differing Perspectives

The reversal of medical truth is not an uncommon occurrence in today’s world of gullible frequentist methodology. Upon examination of a decade’s worth of publications from the NEJM, Prasad et al found that of the trials examining an established medical practice, 40.2% contradicted the initial data responsible for these medical beliefs. This in part is […]

EMCrit by Rory Spiegel.