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Gut microbes protect against sepsis
New research published in Cell Host & Microbe suggests that gut bacteria may help in the fight against sepsis. In the study, mice were given particular microbes, which increased blood levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, protecting the mice against polymicrobial sepsis.You might also likRead more
Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?
There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose control in the ICU: some clinicians maintain that glucose control is unnecessary and harmful, while others claim that blood glucose control is essential to improve prognosis.1-3 Those who favour liberal glycaemic control asseRead more
Dysglycaemia in the critically ill
As has been pointed out, the benefits of tight glycaemic control in the ICU have by no means been clearly established or accepted. In 2010 a meta-analysis of seven prospective randomised studies concluded that intensive insulin therapy in mixed ICU patients was not supported by evidence.19 Today weRead more
Facilitated glucose control in the ICU through nutrition
As recently as 2010, the view of metabolic requirements for patients admitted to ICU was that all patients had the same metabolic needs and could therefore be managed with the same nutritional product. In general, critically ill patients were fed along the same lines as healthy people in the ratio oRead more
The increased recognition of proteins in critical illness
There are many new concepts and old controversies surrounding nutrition in critical care such as: the role of trophic feeding, permissive underfeeding, the use of immune modulating agents, and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. However, enteral nutrition and protein delivery have consistentlyRead more
Mindray launches BeneVision N1 for uninterrupted monitoring during patient transport
Mindray announces the release of the BeneVision N1 Patient Monitor. Designed for the varying demands of both intra and out-ofhospital patient transport, the BeneVision N1 provides a steadfast and versatile solution that integrates seamlessly into the BeneVision Patient Monitoring Solution with maximRead more
Multiple organ support
Interventions intended to support one organ can have unexpected implications on the patient, presenting physicians with critical decisions. These can be aided with innovative technologies and new techniques, but only if well understood. We often come across multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)Read more
Out with the saline?
Reduced use linked to better outcomesTwo companion studies have shown that use of saline as intravenous fluid therapy, compared to crystalloids, was associated with poor survival and increased risk of kidney complications.Matthew Semler, MD, MSc, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt UniversRead more
ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury
More than half of ICU patients in a new study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium was most common, while longer periods of hypoxic delirium and unclassified delirium were associated with worse cognitive function at follow-up one year after hospital dRead more
Introduction to multiple organ support
There is a renewed interest in novel extracorporeal technologies as a means of supporting individual organ failures. An emphasis should be placed on characterising the spectrum of extracorporeal devices for various organs and understanding how devices intended for support of one organ can have an inRead more
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