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ICU Management

Diagnostic Stewardship in Five Common Infectious Syndromes

2022 14 Oct

This article defines diagnostic stewardship and discusses how it can be implemented in intensive care units and how it may improve patient outcomes. Introduction Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an imminent threat to global health and has been accelerated by the inappropriate use of antimicrobials (Llor and Bjerrum 2014). Antimicrobial... Read more

Decision Support

Clinical Decision Support Improve Pneumonia Outcomes

2022 21 Mar

A study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine  found that using a clinical decision support (CDS) tool can improve patient care and lower the mortality risk for pneumonia patients receiving emergency department (ED) care.   Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pneumonia was a leading cause of death from infectious... Read more

ICU Management

Microbiome and Pneumonia in Children

2021 30 Sep

A significant research gap exists in the field of the lung microbiome and pneumonia development in paediatric population. Its study may improve nosocomial pneumonia prevention and help to achieve zero pneumonia rates. M ost frequent hospital acquired infections (HAI) in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), are ventilator associated... Read more

IMAGING Management

Enhancing Diagnostic Efficiency of COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has spread throughout the world, and the need for rapid diagnosis of infected patients has become extremely important. Common clinical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, headache or fatigue. Comorbidities include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute renal injury and acute cardiac injury.... Read more

ICU Management

Study Investigates Accuracy of Respiration Rate From Pulse Oximetry on Pediatrics Using Masimo RRp®

2020 06 Jul

Masimo today announced the results of a study published in Pneumonia in which independent researchers in New Delhi, India, investigated the accuracy of Masimo RRp® on pediatric patients with the Rad-G™ Pulse Oximeter by comparing it to clinician-determined values while performing routine assessment of children admitted to outpatient and emergency... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 3, 2020

2020 11 May

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Executive Health Management

Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound Has Role in COVID-19 Detection

2020 30 Mar

Recent research mostly from China, where the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originated, has cited the usefulness of chest CT in early disease diagnosis. CT protocols are now used for assessing pulmonary damage in COVID-19 patients.     You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   Since CT... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI and CT Distinguish COVID-19 from Pneumonia

2020 24 Mar

In a paper published in the journal Radiology, Chinese researchers propose that a 3D-deep learning model can be used for detecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from chest CT images.      You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   The model, known as COVID-19 detection neural network (COVNet), is able... Read more

ICU Management

Can the Ultrasound Probe Replace the Stethoscope?

2020 27 Jan

Auscultation is used in most routine examinations of critically ill patients and is considered to be one of the essential components of the clinical examination. Two of the most frequent pathologies encountered in critically ill patients are pulmonary oedema and pneumonia. Both of these conditions often coexist.  In recent years, many clinicians... Read more