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  • Is CRP, ESR and procalcitonin reliable to diagnose the sepsis?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the prognostic tests to diagnose sepsis. CRP and ESR levels indicate the severity of inflammatory process but are not specific to any particular disease. Procalcitonin levels may indicate inflammatory or inflammatory infections or neoplasia. If CRP is negative then high sensitivity CRP is done. He will discuss the values of these parameters which are normal or abnormal.

  • What is Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV)?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks will explain about the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). Nowadays, patients are put on the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation unless indicated otherwise. All patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema or type 2 respiratory failure, the NPPV is sufficient unless they have altered mental status, abundant secretions or unexplained vomiting. Almost 60- 90 % of the cases can be managed by non-invasive ventilation procedure.

  • In which situations of carbon monoxide poisoning is the patient shifted to hyperbaric oxygen?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the situations of carbon monoxide poisoning and when is the patient shifted to hyperbaric oxygen. Carbon monoxide poisoning is generally lethal but there are times where they are survived and have end organ ischemia, severe metabolic acidosis, overt respiratory failure, etc. In all these situations, hyperbaric oxygen is necessary.

  • What management of status asthmaticus?

    In this video, Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh, Senior Consultant, Critical Care, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi will discuss the management of status asthmaticus. It is a life-threatening condition and it requires emergency medications. He will explain that the patient should be given supplemental oxygen which is the first step of management. Also, patients should be nebulised. He will further explain the course of treatment. Patients are kept in observation and might require a longer duration of nebuliser. If the patient does not improve with the initial management then they are shifted to ICU and kept under close monitoring.

  • What is the definition of sepsis?

    Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, will explain about sepsis in this video. Sepsis is severe life threatening condition secondary to infections. He will further talk on the morbidity and mortality of sepsis.

  • Who cares about sepsis?

    In this video, Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, will discuss about the sepsis and who cares about it. Management of sepsis requires comprehensive teamwork as it is a life threatening condition leading to organ dysfunction. It requires support of multidisciplinary specialists.

  • What is the difference between sepsis & septic shock?

    The video talks about the difference between sepsis and septic shock by Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi. There are no definite definitions of sepsis and septic shock. The difference between them is high morbidity and mortality in septic shock. Sepsis remains a statistical problem. He will further explain the criteria which is used to diagnose sepsis.

  • Why is mortality high in sepsis?

    Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, will talk about the mortality in sepsis in this video. Sepsis leads to organ dysfunction if it is not controlled. Early organ support, early intervention and management is necessary for avoiding complications. Prompt and correct antibiotics are very essential in the management of sepsis.

  • What is a sepsis team & sepsis code?

    In this video, Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, discusses about sepsis team and code. Sepsis team includes intensivist, paediatric intensivist, clinical microbiologist, critical care nurse, infection control specialist, emergency physician radiologist or a surgeon as per the requirement of the patient. Sepsis code is generated and the alert goes to all the team members which saves time and early intervention can be done.

  • What is the need for sepsis code?

    Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, will explain the need for sepsis code in this video. Sepsis patients are in wards, OPD and often diagnosis of sepsis is missed. Sepsis patients require early recognition and management. They also need specialist care. Hence, there is a need for team code which can help reduce mortality.

  • What is critical care in sepsis?

    In this video, Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi, will talk about the critical management of sepsis. Critical care is a concept for intervention and admission in the ICU and continued management. Sepsis code and sepsis team can have early recognition in early management of sepsis patients.

  • What is sepsis clock?

    The video talks about the septic clock by Dr. Yash Javeri, Critical Care Expert, Secretary of Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi. Septic clock is a concept of early recognition, early source control, early antibiotics and early blood culture. Everything needs to be timed. If sepsis is recognized early then it is easy to treat.