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ICU Management

Study: Acetazolamide Did Not Reduce Mechanical Ventilation Duration for COPD Patients

2016 12 Feb

Among mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic alkalosis, administration of the respiratory stimulant acetazolamide did not significantly reduce the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the February 2 issue of JAMA. As patients with COPD may still require... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Effective Transfusion in Severe Trauma

2015 03 Feb

Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) were more likely to have their bleeding stopped and less likely to die due to loss of blood by 24 hours compared to patients who received a transfusion with a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a... Read more


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