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Therapeutic hypothermia has become an accepted part of post-resuscitation care. Efforts to shorten the time from return of spontaneous circulation to target temperature have led to the exploration of different cooling techniques. Convective-immersion uses a continuous shower of 2 degrees C water to rapidly induce hypothermia. The primary purpose of this(More)
These recommendations are the result of a national, multidisciplinary, year-long process to discuss whether and how to proceed with organ donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD) in Canada. A national forum was held in February 2005 to discuss and develop recommendations on the principles, procedures and practice related to DCD, including ethical and(More)
Simple reaction time is significantly increased in patients with unilateral lesions of either cerebral hemisphere responding with the hand ipsilateral to the lesion, but the effect is much greater when the lesion is in the non-dominant hemisphere. This difference cannot be attributed to asymmetries in the size or type of lesion. It applies over the complete(More)
A systematic review of the literature was conducted to determine if the administration of methylene blue in humans improves hemodynamic status and/or outcome in patients with septic shock. Studies were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials database. The review included human studies of patients with septic(More)
INTRODUCTION Optimal management of severe sepsis in the ED has evolved rapidly. The purpose of these guidelines is to review key management principles for Canadian emergency physicians, utilizing an evidence-based grading system. METHODS Key areas in the management of septic patents were determined by members of the CAEP Critical Care Interest Group (C4).(More)
BACKGROUND Activated factor VII catalyzes the activation of clotting factors IX and X within the clotting cascade, and has been used clinically to decrease bleeding in patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Studies suggest the use of recombinant VIIa (rVIIa) may decrease bleeding after injury in the presence of a coagulopathy, but there is(More)
Development of the CAEP therapeutic hypothermia position statement In April 2004, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Critical Care Committee committed to examine the evidence for therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest and make recommendations on its use in the emergency department. The primary review committee (PRC) was made up of(More)