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SCCM Pod-98 Congress Preview: Angus Discusses Critical Care Research

Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FCCM, the recipient of the American College of Critical Care Medicine's (ACCM) Distinguished Investigator Award, discusses the state of critical care research as well as his unique background. Dr. Angus will accept the award during the 38th Critical Care Congress, where he also will be giving a presentation titled, "Change," during the ACCM Convocation and Award Ceremony. Dr. Angus is a professor of critical care at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania where he is currently chairman of the department of critical care. Released: 1/22/09

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SCCM Pod-97 Congress Preview: Teaching Critical Care Medicine

Paul Rogers, MD, professor of critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, discusses themes from his upcoming keynote session, "Teaching Medicine is an Art, Valuing it is Critical," to be presented during the 38th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Rogers recently was awarded The Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Released: 1/5/09

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SCCM Pod-96 PCCM: Acute Hyponatremia in Hospitalized Children

Desmond Bohn, MC, BCH, discusses his editorial, "The Problem of Acute Hyponatremia in Hospitalized Children: The Solution is the Solution," which was published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The editorial was in response to an article by P. Alvarez-Montanana et al, published in the same issue titled, "The use of isotonic fluid as maintenance therapy prevents iatrogenic hyponatremia in pediatrics: A randomized, controlled open study." Dr. Bohn is Department of Critical Care Medicine Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008;9[6]:658) Released: 12/1/08

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SCCM Pod-95 PCCM: Is the Endotracheal Tube Next to Go

James D. Fortenberry, MD, FCCM, discusses his editorial published in the September 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled "8-Tracks, Betamax... Is the endotracheal tube next to go?" Fortenberry is a pediatric intensivist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in Georgia, where he also is the medical director of the system's clinical research. Dr. Fortenberry also is director, division of critical care medicine in the department of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. The editorial was in response to an article published in the same issue by Leticia J. Yanez et al., "A prospective, randomized, controlled trial of non-invasive ventilation in pediatric acute respiratory insufficiency." (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008;9[5]:536) Released: 11/19/08

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SCCM Pod-94 Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Increased mortality of ventilated patients with endotracheal Pseudomonas aeruginosa without clinical signs of infection." Dr. Wiener-Kronish is a professor of research and teaching in anaesthetics and anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, (Crit Car Med 2008.36(9): 2495)

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SCCM Pod-93 ACCM Recommendations for Corticosteroid Insufficiency

Paul Marik, MD, FCCM, discusses the June Critical Care Medicine article, "Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: Consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine." Dr. Marik is the chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Crit Care Med 2008;36[6]:1937)

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SCCM Pod-92 Physician Management and Patient Mortality in the ICU

Mitchell Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses his article, Association between Critical Care Physician Management and Patient Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit, published in the June 3, 2008, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Levy offers background about the study as well as his opinions about the controversial results. (Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:801-809) Released: June 25, 2008

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SCCM Pod-91 PCCM: Outcomes and Admissions in the PICU

Folafoluwa O. Odetola, MD, MPH, discusses an article published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Do outcomes vary according to the source of admission to the pediatric intensive care unit?" Dr. Odetola is from Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, and from the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008;9[1]:20)

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SCCM Pod-90 New End-of-Life Guidelines

Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, discusses new guidelines published in the March 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Recommendations for End-of-Life Care in the ICU." Dr. Truog is professor of medical ethics and anesthesia (pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School and senior associate in critical care medicine at Children's Hospital Boston in Massachusetts. (Crit Care Med. 2008;36:953-963)

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SCCM Pod-89 eNewsletter for the week of January 17, 2008

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's eNewsletter provides members of the critical care community with vital news relevant to their practice as well as updates on Society activities and programs.

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