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Clinical findings consistent with cardiac tamponade include tachycardia, dyspnea, chest pain, diaphoresis, decreased arterial pulsation, muffled heart sounds, elevated jugular venous pressure and pulsus paradoxus. Classically Beck’s triad is used to characterize three signs of cardiac tamponade: hypotension, jugular venous distention and muffled heart sounds.
Article of the Month – February 2015
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February 2015: Tim Brennan
Hyperalgesia, IV diclofenac, IV lidocaine, Cancer recurrence
Virtual Obstetric Grand Rounds
February 2015: Neuraxial Analgesia Effects on Labor Progression with Dr. Erica Grant
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Acute pain, Chronic post-surgical pain, Neuropathic pain
Sepsis is an infection-induced syndrome defined as the presence of two or more manifestations of a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).
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Research in critical care, Colloids and crystaloids, Quality
Postoperative ileus is almost universal following major abdominal surgery. Nearly 100 years ago, Cannon and Murphy demonstrated that opening the peritoneal cavity and manipulating the intestines resulted in significant inhibition of GI tract contractile function in dogs. It has been suggested that epidural analgesia can shorten the duration of postoperative ileus and thereby decrease morbidity, length of hospital stay, and annual expense on ileus (approximately $750 million per year).