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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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The Concord ICU, Australia

2016 15 Nov

The Concord Repatriation General Hospital (The Concord) is a 750 bed teaching hospital with the University of Sydney. The initial EMR rollout occurred for this site prior to HPA becoming involved. The opportunity for the ICU project came about through Dr. Mark Kol and his unique requirements for the carts. DT Research + HPA’s solution was applauded,... Read more

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Predicting Bed Occupancy in the ICU: Group-Based Approach

2016 14 Nov

A group-based approach to predicting occupancy rates in the ICU was found to perform better than standard regression approaches. Joeri Ruyssinck and colleagues from Ghent University and UZ Ghent, writing in Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, outline a model they have developed to predict bed occupancy over time in an intensive care... Read more

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ICU Nutrition - Puzzle Solved?

2016 08 Nov

Solving the conundrum of underfeeding of critically ill patients in practice while guidelines recommend generous feeding is the subject of an article in F1000Research, by L. John  Hoffer, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Canada and Bruce Bistrian, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical... Read more

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New App for Patients Who Can't Speak

2016 07 Nov

An app for patients who cannot communicate has been developed by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre’s intensive care department. The app (voICe) was released in Dutch in 2013 and is now available in English. It consists of 50 pictograms, for adults and children, grouped in 6 themes, that speak and show the text. When the pictogram is touched,... Read more


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