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SCCM Pod-126 Managing IAH and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Michael Cheatham, MD, FCCM, director of the surgical intensive care units at Orlando Regional Trauma Center in Florida, discusses his latest paper titled, “Is the Evolving Management of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Improving Survival,” published in the February 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine. Cheatham is a world-renowned expert on intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome. This is his second visit to the iCritical Care Podcasts. In SCCM Pod-25, he discusses consensus definitions for IAH and abdominal compartment syndrome.

SCCM Pod-54 Managing Trauma Patients

Saraswati Dayal, MD, and Edwin Deitch, MD, discuss an article published in the September issue of Critical Care Medicine, "ICU  management of the trauma patient.." The review examines closely the most important intensive care unit issues and approaches unique to trauma patients. Dr. Dayal is an attending in trauma and surgical critical care at Hacksensack University Memorial Center in New Jersey. Dr. Deitch is professor and chairman of the department of surgery at the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

SCCM Pod-384 Updated Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, discuss the updated pediatric severe traumatic brain injury guidelines (Kochanek P, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:S1-S82).

They review what is new in the third edition of the guidelines and what further research can be done.

Dr. Kochanek is director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

This podcast is sponsored by Philips and Masimo.

SCCM Pod-176 PCCM: Guidelines for Pediatric TBI

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, associated podcast editor, speaks with Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, about the revised guidelines for acute medical management of severe traumatic brain injury in infants, children, and adolescents, published as a supplement to the January 2012 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Kochanek is a professor and vice chair in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is also the editor-in-chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

2024 ICU Heroes Award Winners

Independence Day is supposed to be a day of celebration, but for Cooper Roberts and Ian Azeredo, it was life changing. If it were not for their respective critical care teams, it would have been life ending. Today, both Cooper and Ian are alive and doing well with the help of their care teams, family, and fighting spirit. They are all the recipients of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Heroes Award, which recognizes an ICU patient and family and the multidisciplinary team that delivered the care.

Concise Critical Appraisal: Prehospital Transfusions and Mortality in Pediatric Trauma

Is prehospital transfusion associated with better outcomes in pediatric trauma? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a retrospective study of children who sustained trauma that found that pediatric patients were likely to benefit from early hemostatic resuscitation with blood transfusion.