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Should EMTs delay defibrillation to allow time for CPR?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude in a meta-analysis that challenge international guidelines. “The summary estimate of effect from this meta-analysis demonstrated not only...

Avoiding malnutrition complications with early aggressive nutrition

Future of Nutrition

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New York, offers suggestions for reducing complication rates in patients by cracking down on malnutrition. He preaches early aggressive nutrition to avoid the problems that malnutrition brings. It...

High energy debt leads to risk of infection and death

Avoid Negative Energy Balance

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New York, warns that a highly negative energy balance can have negative consequences for the patient. Burning over 10,000 calories more than one takes in will result in that patient seeing an...