• Gérald Chanques

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    Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine —  Saint Eloi Montpellier University Hospital
    PhyMedExp University of Montpellier, INSERM, CNRS —  Montpellier, France

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  •  Gérald Chanques, MD, PhD

    Pain Assessment in Critical Illness

    • 25/05/2022

    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) (Chanques et al. 2015). This is because critical pathologies are often severely painful (i.e. trauma, surgery,...

  • Prof Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD

    Pain Management in the ICU

    • 25/05/2022

    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-Chief ICU Management & Practice Professor Department of Intensive Care Erasme Hospital Université...

  • Dr Ambre Cuny

    Pain Management Specificities in Critically Ill Patients With Obesity

    • 25/05/2022

    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 the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients with obesity represent 15% to 40% of the population (Schetz...

  •  Gérald Chanques, MD, PhD

    Sedation and Analgesia

    • 14/03/2019

    How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU.   In the concept of patient-centered care, sedation and analgesia have high importance. Intensive care is sometimes invasive and very painful. Patients in the ICU are seriously ill and often suffer from anxiety, agitation, and pain. There is sometimes a need to use deep and prolonged sedation, but that can cause other issues

  •  Audrey De Jong, MD, PhD

    Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Dif

    • 30/11/2016

    Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest, cerebral anoxia and death, are the most frequent complications related to intubation in intensive care units (ICU), associated with difficulty of intubation. To prevent and limit the incidence of difficult intubation, specific risk factors for difficult intubation in the ICU have been identified and pre-oxygenation techniques...


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