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Pulmonary Pathobiology of COVID-19

2020 27 May

The primary cause of death with COVID-19 is progressive respiratory failure. However, despite the widespread infection rates associated with COVID, very little is known about the pathophysiology of the disease. What clinicians do know is that the pathological features resemble acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and progressive hypoxia. But... Read more

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Managing COVID-19 Respiratory Distress

2020 30 Apr

Acute respiratory stress syndrome is one of the primary ways COVID-19 infection manifests in the patient. COVID-19 injures the vascular endothelium, which can lead to multiorgan failure even in young patients without any comorbidities. A wide variation in mortality rates indicates that the key to improving outcomes of ventilatory support could be in... Read more

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AMOMED Pharma Offers Drugs for Severe COVID-19 Cases

2020 23 Apr

AMOMED Pharma develops medicinal products for patients suffering from septic shock at the intensive care units. Septic shock is a life-threatening complication in COVID-19 patients.   Most COVID-19 admissions to the intensive care unit are due to severe lung disorders requiring invasive mechanical ventilation; many with acute respiratory distress... Read more

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Is COVID-19 Pneumonia ARDS or Not?

2020 18 Apr

COVID-19 pneumonia meets the ARDS Berlin definition. However, it is a specific disease with peculiar phenotypes. The primary characteristic is the dissociation between the severity of the hypoxaemia and the maintenance of respiratory mechanics. Patients with respiratory compliance that is lower or higher than the median value experience severe hypoxaemia. ... Read more

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Caring for the Critically Ill - Trends, Treatment and Mortality

2020 16 Mar

COVID-19 is associated with severe disease requiring intensive care in approximately 5% of proven infections. As with similar outbreaks in the past, including SARS, MERS, A(H7N9), and H1N1, critical care continues to be an integral component of the global response to Coronavirus. You might also like :  Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO... Read more

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Top ICU Stories of 2019

2019 28 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:  Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU... Read more

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Risk Factors for ARDS in Mechanically Ventilated Adults

2019 16 Dec

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an inflammatory process that could lead to diffuse oedema and hypoxaemic respiratory failure. It is also characterised by increased pulmonary vascular permeability, increased lung weight, and loss of aerated lung. In low and middle-income countries, ARDS mortality ranges from 26 to 58%.  A large majority... Read more

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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

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#LIVES2019: Vitamin C for Sepsis

2019 04 Oct

Dr. Alpha A. Fowler of Virginia Commonwealth University presented findings from the CITRIS-ALI trial that studied the role of vitamin C in patients with septic ARDS. The findings were presented @ESICM in Berlin and have just been published in JAMA.  The CITRIS-ALI randomised trial addressed the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C to study... Read more

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Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more