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BACCN Conference 2022

2022 17 Oct

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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

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

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

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

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

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

ICU-Related Loss of Quality of Life After COVID-19

2022 12 Apr

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the number of hospital admissions, including many patients presenting acute respiratory failure. Approximately 15% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients require ICU admission.  It is well established that the physical and psychological impact of an ICU stay on patients can be quite significant and prolonged.... Read more

SOA 2022 - State of the Art

2022 28 Jun

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Sepsis in Critical Care

2022 12 Apr

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