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Apixaban for Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism: The Holy Grail?

Dr. Bharat Awsare, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital reviews the results published in the New England Journal of Medicine August 29, 2013 (Agnelli et al. “Oral Apixaban for the Acute Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism.” NEJM 369(9): 799-808).

Futility in the ICU: Perception is everything

Dr. David Oxman, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital reviews The Frequency and Cost of Treatment Perceived to Be Futile in Critical Care Thanh N. Huynh, MD, MSHS; Eric C. Kleerup, MD; Joshua F. Wiley, MA; et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():-. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10261.

Ambulatory Mechanical Ventilation - the future is now!

Dr. William Sexauer is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and he serves as the Director of Critical Care Services at Methodist's Hospital campus.

Novel Oral Therapy for PH

Dr. Michael Scharf is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine where he serves as the Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program.

Treating Obesity- It’s time to put our money where our mouth is!

Dr. Ritu Grewal, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University

Is There Any Role for High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (Hfov) for Ards in 2013?

Dr. Michael Baram, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, at Thomas Jefferson University / Hospital comments on two sister articles in the recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine: Ferguson, et al & Young G, et al on use of high-frequency oscillation for acute respiratory distress syndrome

The Ascent of the Super Bugs

Dr. David Oxman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University reviews a CDC report - see the link to the MMWR report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/

Can health information technology (HIT) help triage our sickest patients?

Dr. Urvashi Vaid, MD, MS., Instructor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University reviews a recent article in the NEJM, Chen et al examine the hypothesis that patients with a high severity of illness are more likely to be admitted to the ICU when compared to patients with low severity of illness.

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2013

Dr. Bharat Awsare, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, MRICU at Thomas Jefferson University highlights of changes in the 2013 version of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines.

Should we abandon mouse models of human disease?

Dr. Ross Summer, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University reviews a recent high profile and provocative paper published in PNAS 2013 by Seok, et al, Genomic responses in mouse models poorly mimic human inflammatory diseases.