Removing Central Lines

2016-10-13T18:16:33-05:00August 14th, 2013|Procedures|

The placement and maintenance of central venous catheters (CVC), have received a great deal attention with the goal of minimizing iatrogenic injury to the patient and reduction in the occurrence of catheter related infections. Once the need for the catheter is done, careful attention

So it begins… The debate on troponin in the U.S.

2016-10-13T18:16:33-05:00August 11th, 2013|Cardiology|

This is my first official contribution to Resus Review. I wanted to start with a follow up on my recent comment on cardiac troponin. Cardiac biomarkers, particularly troponin, have become an essential tool in the work up of patients with symptoms suggestive of ischemia in which an "AC

Limit troponins to evaluation of cardiac ischemia and ACS

2014-10-16T18:20:46-05:00August 11th, 2013|Cardiology|

Its important to understand that in the US the FDA has not yet approved the high-sensitivity (hs) troponin assays. Therefore we are still talking about the so-called contemporary troponin assays. The current assay is a good test, and the high-sensitivity troponin will have even better