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Greater Primary Care Physician Involvement, Less Costly, Less intensive care

2017 11 Jan

According to new research by Claire K. Ankuda, MD, MPH, with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michagan Health System in Ann Arbor, and colleagues, regions that have greater primary care physician involvement during the last six months of life tend to have lower intensity, lower-cost end-of-life care. The research... Read more

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Study: Cycling in Bed Safe and Feasible for ICU Patients

2016 28 Dec

ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can use an in-bed cycle safely and early in their stay, according to research from McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, published in PLOS One.“We know that if patients start in-bed cycling two weeks into their ICU stay, they will walk farther at hospital discharge," said the study's lead author... Read more

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How Circadian Disruption Affects ICU Patients

2016 20 Dec

While circadian dysrhythmias in ICUs exist — expressed mainly as sleep deprivation, delirium incidence, and immunosuppression — hospitals have not taken adequate measures to overcome factors that lead to sleep disturbance, according to a review to appear in Journal of Critical Care. The manuscript is already available online, following acceptance for... Read more

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New App: Connecting Family with Loved Ones in ICU

2016 20 Dec

A new app from Naveon helps families with a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) communicate with the care team better. When family members are closely engaged with the care team, this can contribute to improved satisfaction and quality care, according to the company.See Also: New App for Patients Who Can't SpeakThe tool was developed by Dr. Mark... Read more

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Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

2016 06 Dec

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission.  However, such interventions, when initiated after ICU discharge, did not improve functional exercise capacity or health-related quality of life for survivors of critical illness, according to a new Cochrane... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

2016 30 Nov

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables real-time communication with patients, families and with colleagues. There are general social networks (Facebook), professional networks (LinkedIn), blogs (WordPress), microblogs (Tumblr) and media sharing sites for photos, videos and podcasts. The Wall Street fortunes of these... Read more

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Critically Ill Cancer Patients: Who to Admit and What Therapy?

2016 22 Nov

Multidisciplinary teamwork is vital when planning for cancer patients in the ICU, according to a narrative review published in ESMO Open. The care of cancer patients requires close collaboration between the intensive care team and cancer specialists, with each specialty needing good awareness of cancer-specific problems and organ dysfunction.Peter Schellongowski,... Read more


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