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ICU Management

MERS Patients Sicker, Higher Mortality

2016 18 May

Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference by investigators from Saudi Arabia, where 80 percent of confirmed cases... Read more

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Are Nighttime Extubations More Risky?

2016 18 May

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco today has found that overnight extubation in intensive care units (ICUs) is associated with higher likelihood of being reintubated as well as higher mortality. Lead author Hayley Gershengorn, MD, assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ... Read more

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Caregiver Stress - Palliative Care Consults Don’t Help More than Usual High Quality Care

2016 17 May

Research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference showed that support from palliative care specialists did not improve anxiety and depression symptoms in caregivers of patients with chronic critical illness. Patients also saw little benefit as the additional support did not lead to reduced time on a breathing machine... Read more

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Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May.Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more


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