Latest Articles in ICU
Is Videolaryngoscopy the New Gold Standard for Intubation Following the COVID-19 Crisis?
Videolaryngoscopy may be the new gold standard for tracheal intubation following the COVID-19 pandemic onset. Introduction Patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) often require respiratory support. Orotracheal intubation is one of the most frequent procedures performed in ICU (LascRead more
Prioritisation: A Physicians’ Problem? An Opinion
In light of harsh criticism regarding physicians’ prioritising scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the question arises: is prioritising truly a physicians’ problem? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to pronounced discrepancies between the need for medical care and the ability ofRead more
How the Pandemic Changed Telemedicine
An overview of the large-scale transition to telemedicine at Mayo Clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it happened in a matter of days and represented one of the most rapid transformations of healthcare in history. Impact of the Pandemic on Society The 2019 Coronavirus DiseaseRead more
Rethinking Critical Care - Use and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence
Why digitalisation of intensive care medicine means less rather than more data Intensive Care Medicine is generating an amount of data that is hardly analysable by humans. Digitalising and using artificial intelligence has to focus on providing less rather than more data. IntrodRead more
Why Do We Need Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?
C OVID-19 patients present to the hospital with lung involvement and interstitial pneumonia eventually associated with lung collapse. The clinical picture is dominated by severe hypoxaemia without dyspnoea/tachypneoa and normal respiratory mechanics; this condition has been defined as silent hypRead more
How Should We Manage Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?
Clinical Practice Guidelines The Choosing Wisely top five guidelines published a few years ago by the Chest Association of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses state that mechanically ventilated paRead more
Important Questions Answered
During the question/answer session, Prof Vito Marco Ranieri discussed some important questions with Prof Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore and Prof Boris Jung regarding sedation regimen, respiratory muscle paralysis, sedation in COVID-19 patients specifically and how it is different from other regular IRead more
Cardiorespiratory Compromise in the Perioperative Environment - Prediction, Quality, Analytics & AI
Perioperative cardiorespiratory compromise is common and goes largely undetected. Predictive cardiorespiratory indices can help in early detection of harmful deviations and guide preemptive treatment. Using continuous cardiorespiratory monitoring coupled with these tools, we now know which patiRead more
Prone Position in Awake, Non-Intubated Patients with ARDS: From Physiology to the Bedside
Prone position (PP) in awake, non-intubated patients with respiratory failure is a physiology-based ventilatory strategy that improves oxygenation and may decrease the need for intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). Introduction During the pandemic caused by the SRead more
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