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Prof. Olav Rooyackers

Nutrition Monitoring

Most important when monitoring nutrition is to decide upon the nutritional...

Prof. Murray Rebner

Implications of Dense Breasts, Interview with Prof. Murray Rebner

Prof. Murray Rebner is Immediate Past President Society of Breast Imaging;...

 Brian Orta, MHA

Guiding Population Health Strategy with Visual Data

An emerging management approach in healthcare delivery is that of a migration...

Dr. Adrian Wong

Getting Started with Twitter

If you want to know how we practised medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook....

Prof. Azriel Perel

Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy

Some Remaining QuestionsWhat is Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy? P...

Dr. Adrian Mizzi

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve...

ICU and Emergency
S. aureus under a microscope

Rapid Susceptibility Test for Staph Developed

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego have developed a test to find out if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics, with results... Read more

Copper Helps Protects the Most Vulnerable Patients

Copper Helps Protects the Most Vulnerable Patients

Joint US-Chile research has confirmed copper as an additional weapon in the fight against healthcare-associated infections, demonstrating its... Read more

a wounded man being treated in a field hospital in Syria

Critical Care in Syria, Grim Reality

A report from the Syrian-American Medical Society details the health crisis in war-torn Syria and efforts to help bolster what remains of the... Read more

Earplugs

Earplugs Are Effective in Reducing Risk of Delirium

A systematic review of the use of earplugs to reduce delirium in intensive care patients has found that they significantly reduce the risk of... Read more

 physical therapy functional performance test

Measuring Physical Function of ICU Patients

The Acute Care Index of Function (ACIF) — developed for neurological patients — can be used to measure physical function in ICU patients, according... Read more

tele-ICU

Tele-ICUs: Nurses' Views

In the U.S., results of a national survey show that telemedicine can improve ICU patient care. More than 75 percent of tele-ICU nurses responding... Read more

Ephraim Tsalik, MD, PhD, at Duke Health assesses a patient for respiratory symptoms.

Blood Test May Allow More Precise Antibiotic Use

More precise use of antibiotics may result from a blood test, according to an observational study from scientists at Duke Health, published in... Read more

Nasogastric feeding tube

Nutrition Therapy - ASPEN/SCCM Updated Guidelines

The 2009 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) nutrition therapy guidelines for critically ill patients have been... Read more

Speech bubbles

5 Strategies to Improve End-of-Life Care in the ICU

Although patients do die in the intensive care unit (ICU), it may not the best place for end-of-life care, argue Prof. Derek Angus, from the... Read more

Nigerian doctor, Dayo Olakulehin shows his invention, the D-box, a low-cost portable ventilator

Nigerian Doctor Invents Portable Low-Cost Ventilator

Nigerian doctor, Dayo Olakulehin, has invented a cheap, portable, easily deployable, easy to use and rechargeable battery-powered ventilator,... Read more

ICU-related PTSD

Risk of PTSD after ICU

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience... Read more

lung graphic

Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in... Read more

Clostridium difficile

Treating C. Difficile with Faecal Microbiota

Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) using frozen stool is just as effective as transplantation using fresh stool in resolving diarrhoea among... Read more

a hospital's acute care area

ICU Admittance: Does Gender Matter?

Using a survey, with eight cases differing only in regard to the gender of the patient, researchers in Sweden have demonstrated an absence of... Read more

readmission exposes patients to increased risks

Is ICU Readmission Associated with Higher Severity of Illness Scores?

ICU readmission is associated with higher severity of illness scores during the same hospitalisation in adult patients, according to a systematic... Read more

EBM and Prof. Luis Salvador-Carulla (pictured left), professor of Disability and Mental Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of the Mental Health Policy Unit at the Brain and Mind Centre

Has Evidence-Based Medicine Gone Too Far?

Rigid adherence to evidence-based medicine does not serve healthcare well, according to the authors of a review published in Health Research... Read more

ICU room

Are Single-Bed Rooms Cost-Effective?

Single-patient rooms in the ICU may be more costly to build and operate, but the resultant cost savings from reductions in nosocomial infections... Read more

Antibiotics

Optimising Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Antibiotic dosing regimens for critically ill patients require constant vigilance, due to extreme shifts on organ function that can impact on... Read more

how doctors address suffering

How Doctors Can Address Suffering

Doctors can play a pivotal role in addressing suffering if they can expand how they work with patients, according to an opinion piece published... Read more

Plasticised set of lungs

Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently... Read more

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