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Management of the Acutely Unwell Child

2022 20 Oct

Nearly one-quarter of the world’s population are children aged 0–14 years, with this proportion rising to almost 50% in some countries. Children account for nearly one-fifth of all emergency department visits in the USA and U.K., with an increasing trend of emergency admissions requiring intensive care. Data from emergency departments in England... Read more

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11th EuroELSO Congress 2023

2023 26 Apr

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Less is More in Delirium

2022 10 May

Critical care physicians often use ineffective treatments that lack evidence-based data. This is especially true for delirium. To date, no medications have demonstrated therapeutic benefit for this condition. Medical treatment is either targeted toward preventing delirium or treating agitation associated with it. Behavioural interventions are rarely... Read more

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Delirium Motor Subtypes in ICU Patients

2022 08 Mar

Delirium is the most common cerebral dysfunction in the ICU, affecting nearly one-third of patients. Based on its clinical manifestation, it can be divided into a hypoactive, hyperactive, or mixed motor subtype. Patients with hyperactive delirium are usually in an agitated state of mind and can display symptoms of aggression and restlessness. Patients... Read more

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Temple University Hospital Adopts Masimo Centroid™

2022 08 Feb

Premier Philadelphia Academic Medical Center Implements Advanced Masimo Wearable, Wireless Patient Position, Orientation, and Activity Sensors in its ICUs Masimo  and Temple Health has announced that  Temple University Hospital (TUH) , a 722-bed academic medical center located in Philadelphia, is expanding its use of Masimo technologies with... Read more

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The Evolution of Cerebrovascular Critical Care

2021 15 Jun

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) was founded in 1970. At that time, there was little to offer for the acute management of patients suffering from an acute cerebrovascular condition other than supportive care. Patients suffering from stroke were rarely found in the intensive care unit.   During the 1960s, 25% of stroke patients would die... Read more

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Choosing Wisely: The Next Five Recommendations

2021 07 Mar

In 2010, Howard Brody, a medical ethicist and family physician, authored "Medicine's Ethical Responsibility for Healthcare Reform - The Top Five List". His list challenged medical societies to identify five interventions in healthcare that were overused, and that did not provide patient benefit. Following the same logic, the American Board of Internal... Read more

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20 Lessons from 2020 – Join the Live Discussion

2021 27 Feb

To round up the first issue of ICU Management & Practice this year, experts from critical care will gather together and discuss the most important lessons learned in 2020 from a critical care perspective. You are invited to join us live on 9 March 2021, 16:00 CET. You might also like : 20 Lessons from 2020     The COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

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Use of Opioids After Intensive Care

2021 01 Feb

A study was conducted to evaluate opioid use in the ICU and identify factors associated with chronic opioid use after critical care. It also aimed to determine if chronic opioid use was associated with an increased risk of death. Over the last few years, opioid misuse has become a major public health issue in many countries. Pharmaceutical companies... Read more

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Delirium in COVID-19 ICU Patients

2021 12 Jan

According to findings from a large study, COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU in the early months of the pandemic had a higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. The findings are published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Study investigators tracked the incidence of delirium and... Read more