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ICU Management

Applying ICU patients' values and preferences to treatment decisions

2019 23 Apr

U.S. researchers examined how often clinicians and surrogates in intensive care units (ICUs) incorporate critically ill patients’ values and preferences into treatment decisions. They analysed 249 audiorecorded clinician-family conferences about prognosis and goals of care for incapacitated, critically ill patients.  Results show that most... Read more

ICU Management

Optimising beta-lactam treatment in the ICU - expert consensus

2019 03 Apr

The French Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (SFPT) and the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR) have released guidelines on the optimisation of beta-lactam treatment in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The two groups strongly recommend the use of personalised dosing, continuous or prolonged infusion and therapeutic... Read more

ICU Management

Blood glucose targets: time to think again?

2018 14 Nov

A rethink of blood glucose targets in critically ill patients is needed, according to James S. Krinsley, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine, Stamford Hospital, writing in an editorial in Chest . Krinsley outlines the take-home points from the observational multicentre study by Hersh et al. that analysed outcomes for 1895 medical and surgical cardiac... Read more