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#ISICEM21: Awake Prone Positioning for COVID-19 Acute Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure

2021 02 Sep

Results from the awake prone positioning for COVID-19 acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure meta-trial were presented by Oriol Roca, Critical Care Specialist, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, at the 40th ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine in Brussels.   Awake prone positioning has been shown to... Read more

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AKI in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

2021 17 Aug

Acute kidney injury is highly prevalent among severely ill COVID-19 patients. However, there is very limited data on the progression of AKI and long-term outcomes in these patients.   In this study, researchers aimed to describe the prevalence and risk factors for the development of acute kidney injury, its clinical course and progression and renal... Read more

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New Applications of Pulse Oximetry

2021 24 Jun

The clinical applications of pulse oximetry go far beyond the mere monitoring of SpO 2 . From home to ICUs, pulse oximeters may help to improve quality of care in patients with respiratory and circulatory disorders, in particular those with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). P ulse oximetry was developed in the 1970’s to monitor... Read more

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Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure

2021 24 Jun

COVID-19 represents a challenge in respiratory therapy. Evidence-guided protective mechanical ventilation is essential to reduce mortality. “Only a set of well-directed strategies can combat a formidable enemy.” Introduction The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has a wide variety of clinical presentations. Age... Read more

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Mental Health Disorders in Critical Care Clinicians

2021 25 May

During the COVID-19 pandemic, working in the ICU has been significantly challenging for healthcare workers and has been associated with high levels of mental health disorders. Primary sources of stress include physical and mental exhaustion, shortages of resources, communication challenges, social isolation, unusually high number of deaths, sadness... Read more