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ICU Management

Mechanical Ventilation in COVID-19

2020 27 May

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 patients. For those who develop respiratory failure and are unable to oxygenate with non-invasive methods, critical care doctors are providing supportive therapy. Since the pandemic started, mechanical ventilation has routinely been employed to oxygenate seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Each hospital has... Read more

ICU Management

Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit

2020 19 May

Virtual reality (VR) is a developing technology with much current interest in its potential to improve patient outcome in a variety of clinical settings. Critically ill patients, their relatives and intensive care unit (ICU) staff are all at high risk of stress and anxiety and patients often experience pain. This study explores the potential benefits... Read more

ICU Management

A COVID-19 Dashboard: Data Analytics to Aid Resource Allocation in Intensive Care Units

2020 19 May

In this article, we focus on clinical and practical application of current available cloud-based data analysis to track and benchmark in real-time suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases, resource use and availability. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to intensive care units (ICU) due to the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Hydroxychloroquine and QT Prolongation

2020 06 May

As the healthcare community attempts to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there is an intense effort to develop an effective treatment strategy. While research on the development of a vaccine continues, clinicians have been forced to use treatments that lack robust clinical evidence. With many patients succumbing to acute respiratory distress... Read more

ICU Management

2020 18 Apr

A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

ICU Management

Delirium Subtypes in Adult ICUs

2020 19 Feb

Delirium is a common problem in patients admitted to the intensive care unit and is associated with increased length of hospital stay, high mortality and long term cognitive impairment. Delayed diagnosis can often make things worse. Delirium is known to fluctuate in its presentation and its severity can also vary. Delirium is generally classified... Read more

ICU Management

Optimal Approach to Fluid Resuscitation for Patients in Shock

2020 03 Feb

Initial fluid resuscitation practices for patients with haemodynamic shock remain controversial. There is significant variability in these practices, and the impact of this is still poorly understood. Overall, non-patient-centred resuscitation practices, conflicting treatments, variability, and failure to meet targets for initial resuscitation are... Read more

ICU Management

PEPTIC Trial: Preventing Stress Ulcers in ICU Patients

2020 26 Jan

Approximately 2.5% of adults acutely admitted to an ICU develop upper gastrointestinal bleeding. 70% of these patients are prescribed stress ulcer prophylaxis. Proton pump inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed drugs as they reduce bleeding risk. However, there are some clinicians who prescribe histamine-2 receptor blockers. But this practice... Read more

ICU Management

Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis

2019 23 Nov

Sepsis has always carried high mortality. Even today, with all the latest technology and newer antibiotics, sepsis continues to be a major risk factor for death. It is important to understand that the earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Each year, nearly 6 million people die of sepsis in the US.  Because of its aggressive... Read more

ICU Management

Cognitive Impairment After ARDS

2019 22 Nov

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious disorder that causes severe hypoxia requiring mechanical ventilation. It affects approximately 200,000 patients in the US each year, accounting for 10% of ICU admissions and a mortality risk of 25-40%. In many cases, patients also develop dysfunction of other organs that leads to high morbidity... Read more