Alteplase may be considered in some patients with a presumed or confirmed pulmonary embolism.
Kearon C, Aki EA, Ornelas J, et al. Antithrombotic therapy for VTE disease: CHEST guideline and expert panel report. Chest 2016;149:315-352.
Gossypiboma or textiloma
Gossypiboma, textiloma or more retained foreign object (RFO) is the technical term for surgical complications resulting from foreign materials, such as a surgical sponge, accidentally left inside a patient's body.
The term "gossypiboma" is derived from the Latin gossypium (“cotton wool, cotton”) . "Textiloma" is derived from textile (surgical sponges have historically been made of cloth).
How to memorize different tube sizes in pediatric?
Ans: as simple as 1-2-3-4.
■ 1 x ETT = Uncuffed ETT diameter
■ 2 x ETT = NG or OG or Foley
■ 3 x ETT = Depth of ETT
■ 4 x ETT = Chest tube (max size)
You just have to remember that ETT = 4 + (age/4)
Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema: "POND"
High-dose NTG to treat acute lung edema
Key points in the management of sepsis and septic shock:
Surviving sepsis guidelines 2017