Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Doesn’t Improve Hospital Mortality

Clinical question: Does the use of arterial catheters (AC) improve hospital mortality in ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation?...


Bedside Attention Tests May Be Useful in Detecting Delirium

Clinical question: Are simple bedside attention tests a reliable way to routinely screen for delirium? Background: Early diagnosis of delirium...


Who Should Be Screened for HIV Infection?

Case A 31-year-old male with a history of asthma is admitted with an asthma exacerbation. He has no regular outpatient provider. He denies tobacco...


Medical Consultants Provide Benefits for Hospitalized Surgical Patients

Clinical question: How are medical consultants used for hospitalized surgical patients, and how does this vary among regions and hospitals in the...


Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

Clinical question: Is there any difference between different resuscitative fluids (crystalloids or colloids) on mortality in critically ill sepsis...