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ICU Management

2024 19 Jun

  Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause lasting cognitive, motor, and emotional issues. Despite advances in emergency care and neurosurgery, the long-term effects of TBI remain challenging for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.   Managing TBI focuses on preventing secondary brain injuries, which can develop hours to days...Read more

Executive Health Management

2022 20 Jan

SPEAKER Cecilia Scarponi Clinical Liaison for EMEA, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Read more

ICU Management

2019 16 Dec

In critically ill children, transfusion is quite frequent. A 2009-2010 study reports that approximately 10 to 20% of critically ill children received a blood cell transfusion. The primary goal of transfusions in critically ill patients is to improve oxygen delivery and to prevent shock, organ failure, and death. Hospitals store red blood cells...Read more

ICU Management

2018 01 May

A large worldwide study of patients admitted to the ICU shows clear differences in transfusion practice in different geographic regions. The findings also suggest that red blood cell (RBC) transfusion may be associated with better outcomes in the most severely ill patients, highlighting the importance of taking severity of illness into account when...Read more

ICU Management

2016 07 Feb

Research published in the British Journal of Surgery has revealed that a mere two per cent of patients with life-threatening bleeding after serious injury receive optimal blood transfusion therapy in England and Wales. The study was led by  Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant . It is...Read more

ICU Management

2015 09 Nov

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according to a new study published in the AANA Journal . David Gaskin, CRNA, MHS, and co-authors write that although “haemorrhage is a less common cause of death than a central nervous system injury, it is the most...Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

2014 16 Dec

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States.   Researchers report that postoperative TRALI is significantly underreported and...Read more