Search Tag: ICU Patients

Acute Pain Management

2022 25 May

Pain is frequently encountered in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Several studies have shown that improved pain management is associated with improved patient outcomes. However, pain management continues to be a significant challenge in the ICU setting. Effective pain relief is one of the most important priorities in the ICU. The goal... Read more

The Intestinal Microbiome in Critical Illness

2021 30 Sep

Critical illness alters the intestinal microbiome, resulting in a loss of microbial diversity and induction of a pathobiome. Manipulating the intestinal microbiome offers a potential treatment approach in ICU patients. T he intestinal microbiome is comprised of diverse, robust microbial communities within the intestine, modified by... Read more

Should Families Be Allowed To Visit Dying COVID-19 Patients in the ICU?

2021 24 Aug

COVID-19 has drastically changed how end-of-life care is practiced in the intensive care unit. Safety concerns for society limits family visitation but is contrary to patient and family-oriented care. This article provides an ethical analysis of the pros and cons of having family members present at the death of a COVID-19 positive ICU patient and... Read more

The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

RenalSense starts delivery of its first orders of Clarity RMS in Europe

2020 23 Apr

RenalSense has started commercial sales of its Clarity RMSTM system in Europe in conjunction with its distribution partner Fresenius Medical Care (Bad Homburg). The Clarity RMS received CE Mark approval in August 2019. AKI occurs in over 55% of ICU patients, and is often associated with a high risk of chronic kidney disease, as well as increased... Read more

Study: The Utility Of Masimo ORi™ To Reduce Hyperoxia In Critically Ill Patients

2019 26 Aug

Masimo  announced today that in a randomized controlled study involving 150 ICU patients recently published as a letter in Intensive Care Medicine, researchers investigated whether monitoring with Masimo ORi™ (Oxygen Reserve Index) could reduce the time critically ill patients spend with moderate hyperoxia, compared to monitoring with oxygen saturation... Read more

Use of sedation and controlled paralysis in ICU patients with ARDS

2019 30 May

According to a National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical trial that was conducted at several North American hospitals and was led by clinician-scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado schools of medicine, reversibly paralysing and sedating hospitalised patients with severe breathing problems does not prove improve... Read more

Test can identify ICU patients at risk of life-threatening infections

2018 20 Jun

Researchers in the UK say a new test can help identify patients in intensive care units (ICUs) at great risk of developing life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile . The test is used to identify the presence of markers on three immune cells that correlate with an increased... Read more

Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more

Decision Support Tool for ICU Patients' Families

2017 25 Apr

Families of intensive care unit (ICU) patients perceive severe deficiencies in communication about decision making. A new study finds that an online decision support tool is an acceptable and valuable tool as perceived by the family members of critically ill patients. The findings are reported in Journal of Critical Care. Critically ill, mechanically... Read more