As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:
A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock.
A study was conducted to determine the risk factors for becoming frail or dying after ICU hospitalisation in non-frail patients.
Findings show that prolonged emergency department to ICU time is associated with increased hospital mortality after ICU admission.
How have end-of-life practices in European ICUs changed from 1999-2000 to 2015-2016? A new review evaluates.
Targeted Temperature Management: HYPERION Trial
A study compares moderate therapeutic hypothermia with targeted normothermia in patients with coma admitted to the ICU after resuscitation from cardiac arrest with nonshockable rhythm.
Findings show that patients with ARDS after mechanical ventilation onset had a similar 90-day mortality compared to those with ARDS at mechanical ventilation onset.
Findings show that the use of conservative oxygen therapy in critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation does not have an impact on the number of ventilator-free days.
Patient- and family centred engagement is now an essential component of care and effective strategies should be implemented to assist clinicians to promote optimal care in the ICU.
Nutritional Support in Malnourished Medical Inpatients
Nutritional support in hospitalised patients who are malnourished or at nutritional risk is associated with improved nutritional and clinical outcomes.
According to findings from the Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients with Septic Shock (ADRENAL) trial, in patients with severe septic shock, a continuous infusion of hydrocortisone did not result in a lower 90-day mortality than placebo.