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Fentanyl-Based Analgosedation Strategy for Intubated ICU Patients

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   In this retrospective cohort study, an analgosedation strategy using fentanyl was associated with reductions in both ventilator time and the need for sedative infusions.   Complications from long-term deep sedation and the lack of adequate pain control for mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients has resulted in... Read more..

Early ECMO Improves Survival in Trauma Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   In this retrospective cohort study, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation improved survival in trauma patients with severe ARDS.   Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can complicate major trauma and is associated with high mortality. Case reports and small case series have reported improved survival when extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is... Read more..