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This paper describes a simple system for the performance of slow continuous hemodialysis (SCHD) as a means of treating difficult and complicated cases of oliguric acute renal failure. The method, which employs access to the circulation via a double-lumen central venous catheter and a BSM 22 blood systems module, can be performed safely in the intensive care(More)
INTRODUCTION Endotracheal intubation is a common intervention in critical care patients undergoing helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) transportation. Measurement of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressures is not common practice in patients referred to our service. Animal studies have demonstrated an association between the pressure of the ETT cuff(More)
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