oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - What's new in critical care? : refresher course

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Critical care medicine remains a fast developing field. The advent of novel pharmacological agents, development of new monitoring and therapeutic technologies, and a better understanding of physiology and pathology, allow us to appropriately manage an expanding population needing aggressive resuscitation, challenging organ support and sympathetic terminal care. Yet, such advances only serve to make us come full circle and refocus on the basic steps of effective health care.

So, what's new and at the cutting edge in intensive and critical care? On what are critical care practitioners focusing? Medscape looked at the top 10 articles that critical care practitioners read in 2010. Not surprisingly, readers were keenly interested in clinical news that could potentially affect the day-to-day care of their patients. Below are the highlights.

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