Latest Articles in ICU
Pain Management Specificities in Critically Ill Patients With Obesity
In patients with obesity, standard, non-weight-based dosing, or weight-based dosing using either ideal body weight or adjusted body weight, is appropriate to limit the risk of overdosing. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide (Schetz et al. 2019). This trend is confirmed in theRead more
Analgesia, Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade in Critically Ill Patients
A Practical Approach for Intensivists A practical approach to analgesia, sedation and neuromuscular blockade of critically ill patients and a discussion on potential benefits, adverse effects and current professional international recommendations. Introduction Patients hospitalised in tRead more
Delirium: How Can We Protect Our Patients? Detection and Treatment Strategies
In this article, the authors aim to summarise the current management of delirium, emphasising new publications and possible new studies that will shed light on delirium management strategy. Introduction According to an updated nomenclature of delirium after an interdisciplinary panel ofRead more
Acute Pain Management
Pain is frequently encountered in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Several studies have shown that improved pain management is associated with improved patient outcomes. However, pain management continues to be a significant challenge in the ICU setting. Effective pain relief is one ofRead more
Pain Assessment in Critical Illness
This narrative paper reports the practical assessment of pain in critically ill (ICU) patients, based on current evidence and guidelines. Introduction Pain is one of the top stressful symptoms experienced by critically ill patients hospitalised in intensive care units (ICU) (ChanqueRead more
Practical Implementation of the Pancreatic Stone Protein Sepsis Test
An overview of a discussion on sepsis and the Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP) biomarker by Dr João Pereira, Hospital De Vila Franca De Xira, Portugal and how it can be used for early diagnosis of sepsis and facilitate decision-making regarding the administration of antibiotics. The discussRead more
Nutrition Monitoring and Patient Data Management Systems
An overview of nutritional targets and their impact on critically ill patients and the need to use a systematic approach to nutritional support for optimal patient outcomes. Critically ill patients are often hypermetabolic and catabolic and are at a higher risk of underfeeding. NutrRead more
Pain Management in the ICU
Effective pain relief is one of the most important priorities in the ICU. Join our panellists as they discuss different aspects of pain management in critically ill patients and the use and effects of analgesia and sedation in the ICU. Moderator Jean-Louis Vincent (MODERATOR) Editor-in-CRead more
Sedation, Analgesia and Respiratory Drive in Mechanically Ventilated Adults
An overview of the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of sedative agents commonly used in the ICU, emerging concepts of mechanical ventilation induced injury to the respiratory muscles and evolving concepts for sedation monitoring and sedation minimisation to achieve the goal of expeditious liRead more
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