Does the Addition of Vasopressin to Catecholamine Vasopressors Affect Outcomes in Patients With Distributive Shock?
Steven K. Roumpf, MD (EBEM Commentator), Benton R. Hunter, MD (EBEM Commentator). Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
In patients with distributive (eg, septic) shock, the addition of vasopressin or vasopressin analogues to catecholamine therapy may decrease the rate of atrial fibrillation and need for renal replacement therapy but may also increase the risk of digital ischemia.
Are Antibiotics Effective in the Treatment of Children With Prolonged Wet Cough?
Brit Long, MD (EBEM Commentator), Michael D. April, MD, DPhil (EBEM Commentator). Department of Emergency Medicine, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Antibiotics may improve clinical cure and reduce progression of illness in children with prolonged wet cough.