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ICU Management

NIV After Cardiothoracic Surgery Reviewed

2016 19 Oct

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including 1740 patients, that compared noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with usual care after cardiothoracic surgery found minimal effect overall of NIV on mortality risk, endotracheal intubation, respiratory, cardiovascular and other complications, respiratory rate, heart... Read more

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Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

2015 03 Aug

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during open heart surgery. The guidelines appear in the August issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.Current strategies... Read more

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New Oxygen Therapy as Option to Noninvasive Ventilation

2015 20 May

A French research team says a relatively new method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery may be a viable alternative to a more commonly used technique. The finding has been presented at the American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference and published online by JAMA.After cardiothoracic surgery,... Read more


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