Latest Articles in ICU
S upplemental oxygen is an essential component of intensive care and is a commonly used therapy worldwide. The primary goal of oxygen therapy is to prevent hypoxaemia. Since oxygen is usually widely available (except in special circumstances such as during the COVID-19 pandemic) and is relativelyRead more
Oxygen Therapy in Intensive Care Medicine
An overview of current recommendations for oxygen administration in different patient populations and a discussion on optimal oxygen target values. O xygen is the most commonly used substance in hospitals today. After its discovery around 1771 by the German-Swedish pharmacist Carl WilhelmRead more
Oxygen: Too Much is Bad
Supplemental oxygen administration is a routine treatment administered to a wide majority of critically ill patients. Nevertheless, evidence suggest that exposure to hyperoxia is associated with impaired outcomes. We discuss here the benefits and harms of supplemental oxygen administration in theRead more
Oxygen Therapy in COVID-19 Patients: The Role of HFNC and CPAP
Oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation in patients with COVID-19 and steps to choose the right therapeutic strategy for each patient. Introduction Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus CoV-2 is the highly contagious viral agent responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemicRead more
Apnoeic Oxygenation for Intubation - Where is the Evidence?
Apnoeic oxygenation can be used in critically ill patients, without replacing preoxygenation. Introduction Hypoxaemia is one of the most common complications during tracheal intubation of critically ill patients (Jaber et al. 2006; Russotto et al. 2021) with an incidence of severe hypoxaemiRead more
Major Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients – Update on the INTUBE Study
A third anniversary update on the findings of the INTUBE study, a large international prospective observational study aiming at collecting data on peri-intubation adverse events in critically ill patients . Introduction Tracheal intubation in critically ill patients is among the mRead more
Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure
COVID-19 represents a challenge in respiratory therapy. Evidence-guided protective mechanical ventilation is essential to reduce mortality. “Only a set of well-directed strategies can combat a formidable enemy.” Introduction The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemRead more
Airway Management in Critically Ill Patients – Striving to Improve Outcomes
Tracheal intubation in critically ill patients requires planning, preparation and optimisation of patient’s physiology prior to the procedure. Reducing repeated attempts at tracheal intubation, improving peri-intubation oxygenation, and haemodynamic optimisation, are some of the steps that can redRead more
Hyperoxia – A Journey to the Centre of the Cell
An overview of hyperoxia, effect of reactive oxygen species on biological processes and tissues and effective strategies for oxygen therapy. The reliance of life on oxygen is a modern and terra-centric view. Oxygen only appeared on the scene about 450 million years ago – wipingRead more
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