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Anthony Harris – Infection Control

Dr. Anthony Harris is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland and an expert in infection control as well as epidemiology.  He recently published a paper in JAMA on the effects of universal glove and gown use on antibiotic-resistant bacteria acquisition and colonization in the ICU with some interesting results… We were fortunate…

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You saved them from critical illness…. Now what?

Today we are fortunate to have Avelino Verceles, Associate Professor of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine here at the University of Maryland as well as acting director and architect of one of the most successful ventilator weaning programs in the Northeast. Over the next hour, Dr. Verceles will explore the devastating complications suffered by the “survivors…

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Vascular Access for Renal Replacement Therapy

Acute renal failure (ARF) in the ICU is a common problem.  In fact, it is estimated that up to 25% of patients admitted to the ICU will develop ARF which carries a mortality rate estimated to be 40-50%.  Initiation of acute hemodialysis (HD) or continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) requires prompt placement of temporary vascular…