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Patients-and-families

2023 30 Nov

Collaboration between critical care doctors, patients and families is essential to managing critically ill patients. Promoting open communication, shared decision-making, and emotional support is essential to ensure a patient-centred approach in critical care settings.   ‏ ‏ Communication plays a crucial role in a critical care setting....Read more

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35th-smart-meeting-anesthesia-resuscitation-intensive-care

2024 29 May

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Artificial-intelligence-in-anaesthesia-and-critical-care-temptations-and-pitfalls

2023 13 Oct

Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are buzzwords. In this article, we briefly discuss what they mean for anaesthesiologists and intensivists, focusing on existing clinical applications.     We are today able to collect and store a considerable amount of patient-related data. These “big” data are typically part...Read more

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Triage-procedures-for-critical-care-resources

2023 05 Sep

During the COVID-19 pandemic, several states in the U.S. used pandemic preparedness plans to guide the allocation of critical resources in times of crisis. These state-specific plans varied in the factors used to triage patients. Some encountered significant scrutiny from advocacy groups due to concerns about potential discrimination.   A study...Read more

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2024-sccm-critical-care-congress

2024 21 Jan

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The-promise-of-artificial-intelligence-in-critical-care

2023 01 Aug

Computer-based technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) applications like ChatGPT and DALL-E, are being increasingly used and can mimic human capabilities, even passing medical board examinations. Retrospective studies have shown that machine learning (ML) applications are especially valuable in the ICU due to their diagnostic and prognostic...Read more

Artificial Intelligence

The-promise-of-artificial-intelligence-in-critical-care

2023 01 Aug

Computer-based technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) applications like ChatGPT and DALL-E, are being increasingly used and can mimic human capabilities, even passing medical board examinations. Retrospective studies have shown that machine learning (ML) applications are especially valuable in the ICU due to their diagnostic and prognostic...Read more

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2024 25 Jan

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Human-centred-visualisation-technologies-for-patient-monitoring

2023 02 Jul

Information technology has become integral to perioperative and intensive care medicine, revolutionising patient care. Patient monitoring, crucial for ensuring safe anaesthesia practices and optimising patient ventilation, haemodynamics, and metabolism in critical care, is now widely recognised as a standard practice. Adopting monitoring technologies...Read more

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Moving-environmental-sustainability-from-the-fringe-to-the-centre-ground-in-critical-care

2023 26 May

Critical care must move to a way of working that recognises climate change is a medical emergency, necessitating us all to put sustainability at the forefront of our actions as a multidisciplinary team working together in the best interests of our patients, our environment and our resources.   Planetary Health and Public Health  People’s...Read more

Sustainability

Moving-environmental-sustainability-from-the-fringe-to-the-centre-ground-in-critical-care

2023 26 May

Critical care must move to a way of working that recognises climate change is a medical emergency, necessitating us all to put sustainability at the forefront of our actions as a multidisciplinary team working together in the best interests of our patients, our environment and our resources.   Planetary Health and Public Health  People’s...Read more

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2023 27 Apr

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Critical-care-in-conflict-zones

2023 19 Apr

Conflict zones often involve gunfights, bomb blasts, and mass casualty incidents. However, patients in conflict zones may also present with everyday medical problems unrelated to trauma. Despite the challenges of working in a conflict zone, healthcare professionals strive to provide care for all patients, including those with chronic medical conditions....Read more

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Purification-therapies-from-research-to-clinical-evidence

2023 13 Apr

Aferetica held the 3 rd "Purification Therapies" Workshop in Milano from September 30 th to October 1st. The event involved more than 400 participants from all over Europe to discuss on different critical care topics and in particular on overwhelming inflammatory diseases. One of the many sessions focused on the diagnostic side of the overwhelming...Read more

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19th-annual-critical-care-symposium

2023 27 Apr

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Socioeconomic-status-and-outcomes-in-critical-care

2023 06 Mar

Socioeconomic status is a known determinant of health inequalities. However, previous studies on the impact of socioeconomic status on outcomes in critical care have produced inconsistent findings.  A new review analyses available evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic status and outcomes in critical care. The analysis included observational...Read more

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The-use-of-critical-care-ultrasound

2022 08 Dec

Critical care ultrasound examination should be considered in specific situations in the intensive care unit. It has become increasingly important to understand and master all the possible applications and future innovations of ultrasonography in the critical care setting.   Point of care application of ultrasound has been widely validated...Read more

Ultrasound

The-use-of-critical-care-ultrasound

2022 08 Dec

Critical care ultrasound examination should be considered in specific situations in the intensive care unit. It has become increasingly important to understand and master all the possible applications and future innovations of ultrasonography in the critical care setting.   Point of care application of ultrasound has been widely validated...Read more

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Pocus-in-critical-care-physiotherapy-give-me-sight-beyond-sight

2022 08 Dec

An overview of the main ultrasonographic tools that allow physiotherapists to improve their evaluation in the critical patient, described through the  mnemonic PHISIO. Introduction Ultrasound is considered to be the fifth pillar of the physical examination to provide and improve patient care (Narula et al. 2018). In critically ill patients,...Read more