ICU Rounds
also available for free download on iTunes. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/icu-rounds/id254707344)

This episode provide some basic description of colloids as will as some myths.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_Colloid.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14 PM

A physiological explanation why random cortisol levels are NOT helpful in evaluating adrenal function

Direct download: POD_ICR_FreeCortisol.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15 PM

In this episode we talk about the results of the CRASH-2 trial published in Lancet.  This trial showed that the EARLY use of Tranexamic acid may improve survivial, but delayed use may be associated with an increased mortality.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_CRASH2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00 AM

If you are using ultrasound to evaluate IVC diamter in children, what is considered a normal IVC diameter?   You can determine the IVC/Ao ratio or correct the IVC diamter based on the child's body surface area.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_PedsIVC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40 PM

This is a condition that mimics acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that may be caused by acute emotional or physical stress.  Patient's may appear to have profound cardiogenic shock, but these patients have a very high survivial rate with little more than supportive care.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_takotsubo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05 PM

This episode discusses the pathophysiology, presentation, and treatment of NTSI.

Direct download: POD_ICR_NSTI.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56 PM

This episode will discuss the physiology behind various CO output monitors such as pulmonary artery catheters, PICCO, pulse wave form analysis, and LiDCO.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_COMonitors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Now these are the types of lactic acidosis that most people are not familiar.  They can be caused by medications, underlying disease, or inborn errors of metabolism.   

Direct download: POD_ICR_LactB.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM

This podcast is a description of how lactate is produced and metabolized.  I will discuss the role of lactate in the diagnosis and management of shock.  This podcast will focus on Type A lactic acidosis.

Direct download: POD_ICR_lactate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09 PM

A brief description on what to consider when confronted with a patient with an air leak from the ET tube or a patient that self-extubates.

Direct download: POD_ICR_ETTube.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 AM