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Blood Diseases in the ICU 2023

2023 09 Jan

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BACCN Conference 2022

2022 17 Oct

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ICU Professionals’ Knowledge of End-of-Life Decision-Making Law

2022 13 Sep

There are laws regulating healthcare practice at the end of life. Most healthcare professionals rely on their clinical knowledge to inform treatment decisions during this time. However, the extent to which the law informants their decision-making at the end of life remains uncertain.  In this study, the researchers describe what healthcare professionals... Read more

Sepsis

ICU vs High-Dependency Care Unit for Septic Shock

2022 26 Jul

Sepsis is a life-threatening disease with high mortality. More than 10,000 people die from sepsis every year in Japan. Septic shock is when sepsis is associated with circulatory and cellular metabolic abnormalities. International guidelines recommend the use of antimicrobial therapy and source control with drainage or surgery, intensive care with fluid... Read more

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Clinical Outcomes With and Without Direct Discharge Home

2022 25 Jul

ICUs are an important part of an acute care system and provide life-sustaining treatment to critically ill patients. The level and complexity of care delivered in ICUs can vary. For example, some ICUs provide support for multiple organ failure, while others may focus on single-system support or might be a point of transition between the ward and the... Read more

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Sleep Assessment in Critically Ill Adults

2022 25 Jul

Sleep in adult patients in the ICU is severely disturbed and typically short, light and fragmented. In addition, interventions in the ICU such as sedation, ventilation and illness can alter sleep characteristics. Some of the most common causes of sleep disruption include environmental factors such as noise and light; physiologic factors, such as pain,... Read more

Sepsis

Serial Measurement of Pancreatic Stone Protein for Detection of Sepsis

2022 27 Jun

Sepsis continues to be a challenging health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. Approximately 48.9 million cases of sepsis were recorded worldwide in 2017, with 11 million related deaths. Sepsis guidelines emphasise the early recognition and aggressive management of this condition with early antibiotic treatment and support. If not... Read more

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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

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Pain Management in the ICU

2022 25 May

Effective pain relief is one of the most important priorities in the ICU. Join our panellists as they discuss different aspects of pain management in critically ill patients and the use and effects of analgesia and sedation in the ICU. Moderator Jean-Louis Vincent (MODERATOR) Editor-in-Chief ICU Management & Practice Professor Department... Read more