Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fluid responsiveness, Questions

1. How do you assess fluid responsiveness in the ED? Do you use inferior vena cava (IVC) collapsibility in the spontaneously breathing? 2. Which crystalloid fluid do you use to resuscitate critically ill patients? 3. Do you ever use hypertonic … Continue reading

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Troponin testing, “Answers”

Troponin is a structural protein found in striated muscle and is involved in calcium processing.  Although troponin can be found in many types of muscle, cardiac troponins are structurally different from the variety found in skeletal muscle. Therefore tests can … Continue reading

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