Peds US PIV

“Hey doc, we can’t get a line on the kid in room 7, he’s going to need an US IV” is one of the last things I want to hear while working a peds shift. I’ve put US lines in teens, but they aren’t much diffe…

Google Deep Learning for EHR

Google recently published a study online (not peer reviewed) of its AI system that predicts medical outcomes such as in patient mortality, readmission, etc There is a lot of technical jargon in the paper, but here is a brief summary: -Previ…

Tamiflu

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use and efficacy of Tamiflu. Below is a brief review of Tamiflu per the CDC.   TL;DR -Likely some benefit in elderly (>65y/o), young (<2 y/o), chronically ill, or hospitalized patient…

ADRENAL Trial

Should patient with severe sepsis receive steroids? Multiple trials have evaluated this question with varying results The ADRENAL Trial sheds some light on this question. The answer: Probably not   TLDR: Does hydrocortisone reduce mort…

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