ICU Revisited is a medical blog baked with controversies, discussions, knowledge, jokes, a pinch of sarcasm and of course, love. Shared on the principles of FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation), eaten by #FOAMed enthusiasts and, like most good things in life, reinventing itself with the help of our readers and friends. Its true purpose is not to serve as a guide or a scoop and run blog. Instead, we’d like you to stay and play, discuss, bring new ideas and use all of it to reshape your old concepts, bring new perspectives and find what shoes will fit you and your patients needs.
For a logistical point of view we are divided within 4 categories:
Anatomy of a Paper
To dissect and critically review the most high impact, interesting and intriguing articles published in critical care over the last years.
Getting Shit Done
A mini-review of highly important themes in critical care, stretching evidence based medicine to its limits, and if it’s not enough ,we will find a way beyond.
One cannot truly know where is going without knowing whence one came. A collection of good-old-time research articles that somehow changed our way of thinking.
Pretty much everything else that hit our troubled minds. From short-clinical cases to news, hot of the press publications, #FOAMed, blogs…
Dog lover. The long and windy road to become an intensivist made me realize few things: the patient always comes first and in critical care, especially in those dark nights fueled by coffee, not all things are black or white. In fact, it’s all about shades of grey (nothing to do with the disgusting book). You cannot be fully right about your choices but you can be terribly wrong. So, a blog where we could share our opinions and thoughts seemed a good idea. The purpose is not to convert someone into trash-talkers like us, instead, take some time and give our ideas some thought. They might no be that crazy.
Born and raised in Amazon rainforest, moved to São Paulo looking for wisdom and free beer. Addicted to intensive care, Beatles and soccer. I usually don’t do drugs, except for alcohol and bad movies. When I started my residency in Intensive Care, somehow, I realized I was at the pyramid’s base of knowledge, and while looking for answer I just found questions. We’re not always sure, we cannot save them all, it’s their war, we just fight alongside them. If we lose, which sometimes we do, we make sure we fought a good and dignified fight. We will not try to organize your thoughts, instead, we play for the anarchy team in medicine.
Born and raised in Fortaleza’s beaches, drinking cachaça and listening reggae. Now I live in São Paulo learning that in critical care and medicine there is no absolute truth and I don’t give a damn to dogma believers as you never trust someone who doesn’t drink. Therefore, is up to us to do the best we can with the information that is given to us. Questioning and discussing big issues can help us to make better decisions for our patients. Treating the patient, not the disease, is our top priority. Here with these critical care nuts I will show my opinions, and if everything turn out the way we planned, mess up with your heads.
Raised in a small beach city. Always had a thing for the sea. Destined to be a surfer, diver and beer brewer. Probably will not start this weekend. I came to São Paulo for my residency training, wondering if someday will come back to the good old life where I belong. First, I thought that studying hard would help to save people’s lives. As the time flew by, I realized that it would only bring solid answers. Now, I’ll take the maybes. At this particular moment trying to understand how the english teacher let me pass the exam. Pretty sure that critical care and Slow Medicine can work together. Maybe.
It’s amazing how exciting and enthralling medicine is. How does it get it? In the daily challenges of dealing with life is where I find motivation and desire to become better every day, running behind knowledge. Born in Americana, it is now in São Paulo that I carry out my residency in critical care medicine. In free time, reading, staying with family and enjoying good food are always welcome.