Critique of the Surviving Sepsis guidelines
Pulmonary embolism: a comparison of TTE, CTPA, troponin and D-dimers.
Diagnosis of sepsis during late pregnancy and labour: why is it so difficult?
Necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall. Also a game of "Name That Microbe."
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK organisms again.
Management strategies for bronchopleural fistula: advantages and disadvantages
Febrile convulsions: diagnostic features and paediatric anticonvulsant pharmacology
The morbidly obese multi-trauma patient
Hypocalcemia in the post-parathyroidectomy patient
Causes of a high anion gap and high osmolar gap
Causes of a normal anion gap and high osmolar gap
Estimation of energy expenditure in critical illness
Determinants of central venous pressure and its utiility in the ICU
Paracetamol toxicity, management of acute liver failure, and criteria for transplantation.
Advantages and disadvantages of tracheostomy; also ethical contraindications.
Sepsis in the bone marrow transplant recipient (also, causes of diarrhoea)
Rheumatoid arthritis: how it makes intubation difficult, and how it complicates ICU management.
Pressure-volume and flow-volume loops
End-tidal capnometry waveform interpretation
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: increased dead space in PE
Clostridium difficile again: risk factors, diagnosis, complications, prevention, treatment.
Clinical policymaking in intensive care: how to revise a transfusion policy
Hypercapneic respiratory failure: clinical features and differential diagnosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis vs. HONK: distinguishing features and management of HONK.
Another game of "Name That ECG Abnormality"
Positioning and immobilisation of a critically ill trauma patient
Differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates (is it ARDS?)
The dermatomes - "Name This Dermatome"
Cranial nerve lesions: CN IX, CN XII, CN VII, CN VI.
Examination of the cranial nerves: CN VI
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation and oesophageal perforation
Indications for ECMO, and specifically the relative merits of VV and VA ECMO.
Stewart's physicochemical approach to acid-base analysis
Causes of haemorrhagic stroke and factors which influence its prognosis
Define: external validity, bias and selection bias.
Intracranial pressure as a therapeutic target: advantages and disadvantages of ICP monitoring
Ventilation strategies for status asthmaticus; intrinsic PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation
Strategies to prolong the lifespan of the CRRT circuit
Hypoosmolar hyponatremia due to amiodarone-induced myxoedema coma
Metabolic alkalosis with severe hypokalemia - likely, hyperaldosteronism.
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: a left-shifted p50