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ICU Management

Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

2015 22 Sep

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost two-thirds of patients with the worst prognosis after in-hospital cardiac arrest did not have DNR orders. “Among patients with a low likelihood of favourable neurological survival after in-hospital cardiac... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Disability and Death After the ICU

2015 11 Feb

Although an increasing number of older adults are surviving visits to hospital intensive care units (ICUs), many emerge with disabilities such as impaired walking and poor overall function. Interestingly, a Yale School of Medicine study has shown that that the level of disability the year before an ICU visit can predict post-ICU disability and death.... Read more

ICU Management

Immunonutrition: No Proven Benefit

2014 05 Aug

There have been many questions surrounding the use of immune-modulating nutrients as to whether specific critically ill populations may benefit from it; whether the administration of multiple potential immunologic modulating agents would alter the individual effects of each agent; or whether enteral and parenteral administration may result in differential... Read more