Search Tag: Infections

ICU Management

Antibiotic Resistance

2022 14 Oct

Infections occur frequently in critically ill patients in the ICU. They may be the reason for admission and could also be due to immunosuppression associated with critical illness. Antibiotics are essential tools for treating both common and complex infections. It is recommended that antibiotics should be administered as soon as possible once an infection... Read more

ICU Management

Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in the ICU

2022 14 Oct

Severe infections by antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria are frequent in ICU patients. They are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Introduction Bacterial infections in patients hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are frequent, and they elicit an increase in morbidity and mortality. The emerging development... Read more

Executive Health Management

Algorithm that Predicts Deadly Hospital Infection Misses 67% of Cases

2021 28 Jun

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a system used to identify cases of sepsis missed most instances and frequently issued false alarms. Sepsis accounts for nearly 1 million hospitalisations in the US annually and is a major contributor to hospital length of stay, healthcare costs, and in-hospital mortality (up to 15%).... Read more

Executive Health Management

Infection Prevention 2021

2021 27 Sep

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IMAGING Management

Mea Culpa, Yours Angela M

2021 25 Mar

In a sudden turnabout, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, announced on Wednesday that the country will not go into a strict lockdown over Easter in order to try and break a third Covid-19 wave. After a backlash from the weary public, the Chancellor withdrew the measure.   A new lockdown would have meant that all stores, including food and essentials,... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy on Time to Clinical Improvement

2020 12 Jun

A study was conducted to evaluate the difference in clinical outcomes in severe/life-threatening COVID-19 patients treated with standard treatment versus standard treatment and convalescent plasma therapy. Convalescent plasma is blood, liquid portion, from people who have recovered from COVID-19. Convalescent plasma has antibodies that the body... Read more

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Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more

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Large Decreases in ICU-Acquired Infections - National Infection Campaign

2019 12 Sep

ICUs in the UK have seen an 80% drop in bloodstream infections according to NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre-funded research. In collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians and researchers from ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre), the study analysed 1 million adult patients from 276 NHS ICUs across the... Read more

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New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU

2018 04 Dec

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading cause of infectious disease-related deaths worldwide yet remain challenging to diagnose because of limitations in existing microbiologic tests. In critically ill patients, noninfectious respiratory syndromes that resemble LRTIs further complicate diagnosis and confound targeted treatment. New... Read more