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ICU Management

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

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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

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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