Checking procalcitonin in the ICU saves lives? Maybe

Procalcitonin (PCT) levels can be useful (although limited) in deciding whether and when to start, de-escalate, and stop antibiotic therapy in patients with suspected infection. Physicians' use of procalcitonin in antibiotic decisions has exploded since the FDA approval of a PCT assay whose manufacturer provides specific (albeit oversimplified) cut-off values at which to consider infection [... read more]

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@BoldCityEM #EMConf: 4/12/2018

Here’s a brief Twitter summary of the topics covered at our last weekly residency conference with links to some great FOAM resources including management of the febrile infant, metaphyseal corner fractures, reversal of dabigatran, and blood pressure management in the setting of intracerebral hemorrhage!

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

The Febrile Infant by @TamingtheSRU https://t.co/eWFbpPI6Bn #EMConf @BoldCityEM #FOAMed

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

Dr. Wylie: May need to empirically treat for HSV meningitis up to 28 days: https://t.co/jov7T46yJq #EMConf @BoldCityEM #FOAMed

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

Metaphyseal corner fracture concerning for non accidental trauma by @PEMTweets https://t.co/OU7PzdqJZz #EMConf @BoldCityEM #FOAMed #FOAMped

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

A critique of evidence behind idarucizumab by @First10EM https://t.co/z1Kqxeb2pO @BoldCityEM #EMConf #FOAMed

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

Most medical practices are not parachutes by @First10EM https://t.co/QkeOv7z3y4 @BoldCityEM #EMConf #FOAMed

 

Jay Khadpe on Twitter

Systolic blood pressure goal in the setting of intracerebral hemorrhage <180 based on https://t.co/HMPZX3cK9A @BoldCityEM #EMConf #FOAMed

 

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