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ICU Management

Association of Higher vs Lower PEEP on Mortality

2021 19 Jul

Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving strategy for critically ill patients. However, it can promote and/or exacerbate lung injury through several mechanisms, including alveolar overdistension and repetitive opening and closing of the alveoli and small airways. Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been employed to prevent end-expiratory alveolar... Read more

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Sex, Illness Severity and Mortality in ICU Patients

2021 06 Jul

Women account for only about 35-45% of patients in the ICU. This is surprising since half of the world’s population are women. This highlights a very pertinent question: do men and women have equitable access to the ICU?   There have been several clinical studies that have tried to determine sex differences in illness severity and survival. However,... Read more

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Application of Artificial Intelligence in the ICU

2021 06 Jul

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds great promise in critical care. Vast amounts of data are regularly collected in intensive care units, making ICUs the perfect environment for deploying machine-learning techniques.   AI in ICUs can have several applications. For example, when determining the short and long-term outcomes of different interventions,... Read more

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Association of Volume of Sepsis Cases and Mortality

2021 06 Jul

Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide and is also associated with a high burden of patient mortality.  This burden is expected to increase as populations age. Patients with sepsis typically require high-cost interventions in ICUs. Even with urgent treatment, the probability of death still remains high. However, ICUs that have more experience... Read more

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Human Connection in the Time of COVID-19

2021 28 Jun

Human connection has suffered quite significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. While physical distancing is necessary for our wellbeing, restricting family presence in the ICU has been challenging.   There is recent data that show the negative consequences of these policies and restrictions. Moral distress has been reported due to restrictive family... Read more

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Oxygen Therapy in Intensive Care Medicine

2021 24 Jun

An overview of current recommendations for oxygen administration in different patient populations and a discussion on optimal oxygen target values. O xygen is the most commonly used substance in hospitals today. After its discovery around 1771 by the German-Swedish pharmacist Carl Wilhelm Scheele and the English chemist Joseph Priestley, oxygen... Read more

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Diaphragm Ultrasonography in ICU: Why, How, and When To Use It?

2021 24 Jun

An overview of the principles and current applications of diaphragm ultrasound and innovative ultrasound-based techniques. Introduction  In the intensive care unit (ICU), ultrasound imaging has become increasingly popular for the diagnosis and to guide treatment in critically ill patients (Volpicelli et al. 2020). The use of ultrasound to... Read more

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Impact of Multimorbidity on Long-Term Outcomes After ICU Discharge

2021 22 Jun

Critical care admissions continue to increase year after year. There is also increasing evidence that demonstrates discharge from critical care as the start of a challenging process for both patients and caregivers, with many survivors going through physical, social, cognitive, and emotional problems in the years following discharge.   It is clinically... Read more

Cardiology Management

Postoperative atrial fibrillation: risk factors, predictive scores and prevention

2021 14 Jun

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ICU Management

Sicuro Tera The New Intensive Care Bed From Stiegelmeyer

2021 18 May

The intensive care unit is one of the most challenging areas in the hospital and demands the very highest performance from doctors and nurses. In many hospitals, the situation has been further exacerbated by the corona pandemic. Any lightening of the load is welcome – and modern hospital beds, in particular, can contribute a great deal here. During... Read more