An Anesthesiologist’s Insight: Navigating Toxic Inhalational Injuries and Choking Agents

Introduction: Toxic inhalational injuries, resulting from exposure to lung-damaging agents, pose a significant threat in various settings. This comprehensive guide covers the clinical-pathological effects, investigations, and medical management of such injuries, emphasizing the importance of understanding mechanisms for optimizing patient outcomes. Choking Agents (Pulmonary Agents): Choking agents, or pulmonary agents, are chemical weapons designed to … Read more

Navigating the Toxic Terrain: A Comprehensive Guide for Anesthesiologists on Nerve Agents and Emergency Management

Why An Anesthesiologist Should be Informed about Nerve Agents As an anesthesiologist, staying informed about nerve agents is crucial due to the potential encounters with patients exposed to these toxic substances. Historical incidents, such as the Tokyo subway sarin attack and the use of nerve agents in armed conflicts, highlight the importance of preparedness in … Read more

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS), marked by heightened pressure in the abdominal cavity, poses a severe risk to critically ill patients, often leading to multisystem organ failure. Established in 2004, the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) standardized ACS definitions and guidelines due to underdiagnosis. Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is a critical metric, and ACS is … Read more