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Protective Ventilation and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19

2021 15 Jun

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a global health issue. Clinical outcomes data of patients from China, Europe and the U.S. show high mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19, especially those who required mechanical ventilation.   Among patients with COVID-19, approximately 5% develop respiratory failure that requires ventilatory... Read more

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Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With COVID-19 

2021 01 Jun

No therapy is currently recommended for COVID-19. Some data from registries and autopsies suggest a potential role for coagulopathy in influencing outcome in patients with COVID-19. In COVID-19 patients with respiratory insufficiency, a combination of disseminated intravascular coagulation and localised pulmonary thrombotic microangiopathy may be present.... Read more

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2021 25 May

Expert Interview with Prof Shirish Prayag, Director, Critical Care Medicine at Prayag Hospital Shree Medical Foundation and Editorial Board Member, ICU Management and Practice. What is the current state of COVID-19 in India? The current state is really devastating. We are facing a tsunami - not just a wave of patients - but a tsunami, really.... Read more

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Mental Health Disorders in Critical Care Clinicians

2021 25 May

During the COVID-19 pandemic, working in the ICU has been significantly challenging for healthcare workers and has been associated with high levels of mental health disorders. Primary sources of stress include physical and mental exhaustion, shortages of resources, communication challenges, social isolation, unusually high number of deaths, sadness... Read more

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In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Patients With COVID-19

2021 25 May

Clinical manifestation and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 vary significantly. Most patients experience mild disease, but among those who are critically ill, there can be respiratory and cardiac complications. These can cause malignant arrhythmias and hypoxia and could lead to cardiac arrest and death.   In case of in-hospital cardiac arrest,... Read more

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Precision Medicine and COVID-19

2021 18 May

Precision medicine has been an important goal in healthcare. Researchers have been focused on generating new disease subclassifications to maximise individualised treatment options. There have been many phenotypes, endotypes, and subtypes so that patients who demonstrate specific symptoms and fall into a specific subtype or phenotype can be treated... Read more

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Family Presence for ICU Patients During a Pandemic

2021 18 May

The effects of critical illness on patients and their families last long after the illness episode. While the patient may be suffering from a serious condition, family members also suffer the consequences and may experience symptoms like depression and traumatic stress.   To provide improved support to families, it is important to incorporate the... Read more

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Safety of Enhanced Thromboprophylaxis Strategies for COVID-19 Patients

2021 04 May

COVID-19 is associated with a high incidence of thrombotic complications. The burden of thrombin complications, in particular, pulmonary embolism, remains high in patients with COVID-19, especially those requiring admission to the ICU. Data suggest an incidence of thromboembolic events between 27 to 57% in COVID-19 patients despite standard thromboprophylaxis.... Read more

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Post-Acute Sequalae of COVID-19

2021 27 Apr

Findings from a large comprehensive study of COVID-19 show that COVID-19 survivors - even those with mild symptoms - have to deal with a variety of health problems long after the infection has resolved. Study findings show that COVID-19 survivors, including those not hospitalised, had an increased risk of death six months after a COVID-19 diagnosis. ... Read more

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ICU is a Team Sport

2021 19 Apr

The importance of creating a psychologically safe workplace and the need for a fundamental shift in workforce culture to foster compassionate leadership and collaborative approaches to delivering safe, supported care. I  write this almost one year to the day after the UK announced its first coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The next few... Read more

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Wellbeing in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

H ealthcare workers across the world have been facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, critical care workers have had to deal with several issues, including a surge of seriously ill patients, shortages of staff and resources, long shifts, exhaustion, risk of infection, fear of transmission to family, constant exposure... Read more

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Agenda

2021 19 Apr

MAY 5-7   EuroELSO 2021 Virtual event https://iii.hm/18rs 31 MAY – 4 JUN  Blood Diseases in the ICU - Advanced Training Course Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France https://iii.hm/18rt JUNE 1   ISICEM e-DAY – Hemodynamic Monitoring Virtual event https://iii.hm/18ru 8-12  ... Read more

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Clinical Importance and Biochemical Role of iMg in Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and COVID-19

2021 06 May

Speakers K. Kisters, MD Med Clinic I, St. Anna Hospital, ESH Excellence Centre Herne, Germany Taylor Wallace, PhD Think Healthy Group, Washington, DC, USA; Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, George Mason University, Find Nova Biomedical On Social Media   Read more

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Study Investigates the Effects of Rescue Therapies on the Cerebral Oxygenation of COVID-19 Patients

2021 06 Apr

Study Stresses the Importance of Brain Monitoring During the Treatment of Patients with Severe COVID-19 Masimo  (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced the results of a prospective, observational study published in Critical Care in which researchers in Genoa, Italy, evaluated the impact of a variety of rescue therapies on the systemic and cerebral oxygenation... Read more

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Selection Criteria for Lung Transplantation in COVID-19 Patients

2021 06 Apr

In May 2020, a team led by thoracic surgeon Konrad Hoetzenecker of the Department of Surgery of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital performed a lung transplant on a 44-year-old patient who had been seriously ill with COVID-19. She thus became the first patient in Europe to receive a lung transplant for this indication. The Vienna lung transplantation... Read more

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Impact of Stress and Shortages on Critical Care Physicians

2021 06 Apr

As hospitals continue to struggle with accelerating rates of coronavirus infections, hospitalisations, and deaths, the impact of the pandemic and the experiences of critical care physicians caring for the sickest COVID-19 patients should be examined. This is especially important because infection rates are increasing, and there are concerns about the... Read more

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Association Between Pre-Existing Respiratory Disease and COVID-19

2021 06 Apr

Pre-existing respiratory disease could worsen the severity of COVID-19. A review of cases has shown that the prevalence of chronic respiratory disease in hospitalised COVID-19 patients was lower compared to prevalence in the general population. Another systematic review found mixed evidence on asthma. Some data suggests hospitalisation was equally... Read more

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A-E Assessment of Post-ICU COVID-19 Recovery

2021 30 Mar

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant strain on healthcare and critical care services worldwide. While most resources have focused on acutely ill patients, the burden of patients who have been chronically affected by COVID-19 will remain.   From what we know of COVID-19 so far,  a significant number of patients show symptoms that last more... Read more

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Effects of Ventilatory Rescue Therapies in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 23 Mar

Several publications have highlighted the features of COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Patients with COVID-19 ARDS have a form of injury that resembles ARDS unrelated to COVID-19. International guidelines recommend adherence to evidence-based management strategies, including lung-protective mechanical ventilation and... Read more

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Resurgence of the BUN :Creatinine Ratio In Severe Illness: COVID-19, Sepsis, And Trauma

2021 31 Mar

Speakers John Toffaletti, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology, Director of ABG and CPED Labs Duke University Medical Center Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FACRS Associate Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affair Nova Biomedica l Find Nova Medical On Social Media Read more