Pass the Salt
- Hypertonic versus isotonic salt bridges and the measurement of ionized calcium. Rebelo, M. J. F.; Almeida, S. C. P. // Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;Jan2000, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p77
The article presents a discussion about the measurement of ionized calcium and the comparison between hypertonic salt bridges and isotonic salt bridges. It explains that measurements regarding ionized calcium use ion-selective electrodes. Hence, measurements with the use of these electrodes...
- When do you cut off care in the ICU? // Trustee;Feb96, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p4
Reports on the study on intensive care patients at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. Identification of patients least likely to benefit from typical intensive care treatments; Characteristics of patients included in the Potential Ineffective Care category.
- CME/CNE Questions. // Critical Care Alert;Jun2007, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p23
A quiz related to critical care medicine is presented.
- CE Test. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010 Supplement, pS17
The article presents a continuing education (CE) test related to progressive mobility in the critically ill.
- An emotional awakening. Heras La Calle, Gabriel // Intensive Care Medicine;Jan2016, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p115
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of being an intensive care physician since 2007 where he worked daily with the critically ill and their families.
- Intravenous Fluids – Getting the Balance Right. Molyneux, Elizabeth M.; Maitland, Kath // New England Journal of Medicine;9/1/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 9, p941
The article presents information on the provision of emergency advanced life support for critically ill children of the developing world, where acute infections are common. Several researchers have studied ways of providing emergency advanced life support for them. Researcher B.A. Will...
- A proposed method for assessing plasma hypertonicity in vivo. Stookey, J. D.; Burg, M.; Sellmeyer, D. E.; Greenleaf, J. E.; Arieff, A.; Van Hove, L.; Gardner, C.; King, J. C. // European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jan2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p143
Indices of plasma hypertonicity, elevated plasma concentrations of solutes that draw fluid out of cells by osmosis, are needed to pursue hypertonicity as a possible risk factor for obesity and chronic disease. This paper proposes a new index that may be more sensitive to mild hypertonicity in...
- Hypertonic saline inhalation in cystic fibrosisâ€”salt in the wound, or sweet success? Enderby, Beth; Doull, Iolo // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p195
The article focuses on the significance of hypertonic saline inhalation as an effective treatment in patients with cystic fibrosis. Several studies showed that hypertonic saline inhalation increases the airway surface layer (ASL) which lowers ASL volume of tonicity, decreasing lung disease. It...
- Hypertonic saline. // Reactions Weekly;4/25/2009, Issue 1249, p26
The article describes the case of a 48-year-old man who developed hypernatremia following the intraperitoneal administration of hypertonic saline solution during surgery for liver echinococcosis. The patient underwent posteriolateral thoracotomy for his echinococcosis. His vital signs during and...