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ICU Management

Dramatic Decline in ARDS Mortality Rates

2014 23 Oct

According to the largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), advances in critical care medicine played a major role in reducing the rate of mortality over a sixteen year period. The study has been published in the journal CHEST and will be presented at Chest 2014, the annual meeting of the American... Read more

IMAGING Management

Bone Suppression Optimises Chest X-ray's IPA Diagnosis

2014 21 Oct

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients with haematological malignancies. A delay in treatment is associated with substantially increased hospital mortality. However, treatment is expensive, and can have serious side effects. From a clinical point of view, there is therefore a strong... Read more


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