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Hypoxia, haemorrhage and hypotension: the interface between emergency medicine and intensive care medicine
  1. Bernard A Foëx
  1. Correspondence to Bernard A Foëx, Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; Bernard.foex{at}


This subjective review is based on a presentation made at the College of Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference in September 2013. My theme was that there are certain features of the critically ill which cause understandable anxiety, namely hypoxia, haemorrhage and hypotension. So, I have selected papers relevant to the management of these frightening situations.

  • emergency care systems

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