In this lecture, Dr. Lorrel Brown takes time to discuss the indications, mechanics, and physiology of mechanical circulatory support. She provides a great introduction for internists to some of the most advanced ICU therapies. Dr. Lorrel Brown covers evidence and indications for various modalities like IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and percutaneous VAD (ventricular assist device).Read More
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Dr, Rodrigo Cavallazzi gives a comprehensive review of ARDS; he includes the definition, pathophysiology, risk factors, prognosis and differential. He spends time discussion the ARDS Network trial including fluid and ventilation strategies as well as advanced treatments (prone positioning, ECMO, neurally adjusted ventilation.