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Innovations in ICU Expansion Solutions: From Tents to Modified Shipping Container Mobile Pods

2020 24 Nov

This article discusses the 2020 innovations in ICU surge capacity, their benefits and challenges and how they may prevent or delay the need to enact triage criteria /decision-making in pandemic and mass casualty situations. Introduction Even though governments in many countries have taken unprecedented steps to shut down their economies... Read more

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Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - Patients and Families Need to Know They are Not Alone

2020 24 Nov

In this article, we aim to summarise the current management of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome – Family (PICS-F), understanding the need for continuum assessment and support throughout critical disease. Illustrating PICS People who have been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit report a reduced quality... Read more

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Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - A Necessary Harm in the Critically Ill?

2020 24 Nov

Critically ill patients can develop a series of complications due to ICU risk factors that may lead to permanent disability. The implementation of strategies to reduce its incidence is essential. N owadays, the possibilities of survival of critically ill patients have grown due to technological and medical advances. This leads to... Read more

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Treating Early COVID-19 Infection

2020 14 Nov

There have been over 47 million cases of COVID-19 globally and 1.2 million deaths. According to Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the treatment of patients with early COVID-19 infection requires urgent focus. Treating these patients early in the course of infection could help speed up their... Read more

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Life After COVID-19 Hospitalisation

2020 14 Nov

Findings from a new study show that surviving a case of COVID-19 that is severe enough to require hospitalisation can be quite challenging, but life after the ICU stay is also not a bed of roses.  The study includes data from 1250 patients treated in 38 hospitals. The average age of the participants is 62 years, and 83% of the patients lived at... Read more

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2020 10 Nov

An ever-expanding array of applications have been developed for ultrasound, including its goal-directed use at the bedside, often called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). In Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and many other European and Asian countries, neonatologist-performed, targeted POCUS is now a routine practice in neonatal intensive... Read more

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2020 30 Oct

Jean-Louis Vincent is a Consultant in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels and a Professor of Intensive Care at the Université libre de Bruxelles.He is the editor-in-chief of ICU Management & Practice, Critical Care, and Current Opinion in Critical Care and member of the editorial board of many other healthcare... Read more

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Spouses of ICU Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

2020 12 Oct

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, having a spouse in a hospital's ICU may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or a cardiac event/cardiac-related hospitalisation within a few weeks of their partner's ICU admission.  It is important for spouses of ICU patients to pay attention to their own health, especially... Read more

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RCT shows that NAVA shortens time of mechanical ventilation by almost 35% for adult ICU patients

2020 30 Sep

The clinical effectiveness of  Getinge ’s patented Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA), which uses the patient’s own respiratory drive to control ventilator assistance, is supported in the NAVIATOR trial. According to the NAVIATOR trial, NAVA significantly increased the number of ventilator-free days and shortened the time of mechanical ventilation... Read more

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NAVIATOR Trial: NAVA Shortens Time Of Mechanical Ventilation By Almost 35% For Adult ICU Patients

2020 30 Sep

The clinical effectiveness of Getinge’s patented Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA), which uses the patient’s own respiratory drive to control ventilator assistance, is supported in the NAVIATOR trial. According to the NAVIATOR trial, NAVA significantly increased the number of ventilator-free days and shortened the time of mechanical ventilation... Read more