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ICU Management

LIVES2018: Clinical effects of proton-pump inhibitor prophylaxis in ICU

2018 24 Oct

Critically ill patients are at risk for stress-related gastrointestinal bleeding, which is associated with adverse outcomes. The Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (SUP-ICU) trial addressed the value of using the proton-pump inhibitor pantoprazole as prophylaxis for gastrointestinal bleeding in the ICU. The results were presented... Read more

ICU Management

LIVES2018: Are dopamine antagonists useful in preventing ICU delirium?

2018 23 Oct

There are conflicting data on the effects of antipsychotic medications on delirium in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). A new study shows that the use of haloperidol or ziprasidone, as compared with placebo, in patients with acute respiratory failure or shock and hypoactive or hyperactive delirium in the ICU did not significantly alter... Read more