Search Tag: critical illness

ICU Management

Time to focus on geriatric critical care

2018 16 Jan

The growing number of older adults is placing critical care medicine in a precarious position. The ageing demographic is already evident in the ICU, where the "oldest old" (85 years or older) account for more than 20% of admissions. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of evidence to guide the management of critical illness in older adults, according to... Read more

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Alleviating ICU survivors' burden - a consensus of 29

2017 13 Dec

In a review paper, a team of international researchers highlights how critical illness and critical care affect longer-term outcomes. According to the authors, the severity of acute illness determines the degree of impairment (with age and length of ICU stay) and the chronic disease status determines the trajectory of recovery. Over the past 25 years... Read more

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Evaluating physical functioning in ICU patients

2017 10 Oct

Measuring physical functioning is important in the intensive care unit (ICU) to help inform patient recovery after critical illness, to identify patients who may require rehabilitation interventions, and to monitor responsiveness to such interventions, according to a viewpoint article in the journal Critical Care."Impairment in physical functioning... Read more

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PTSD Phenomena After Critical Illness

2017 02 May

Experiencing critical illness and intensive care can be extremely stressful. Roughly 1 in 5 critical illness survivors have clinically significant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in the year after intensive care, according to an article in press in the journal Critical Care Clinics.With advances in critical care medicine, more patients... Read more

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Neuromuscular Blockade in Management of Critical Illness

2017 14 Mar

Changes in the delivery of critical care – including protocolised care pathways, increased monitoring techniques and improvements in reducing immobility – have created a modern ICU environment whereby neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) may be administered safely, according to a review published in the journal CHEST.See Also: Evidence on Monitoring... Read more

Executive Health Management

Critical-Illness Events: Impact on Patient Outcomes

2017 03 Jan

  University of Chicago researchers have found that one patient’s critical illness may play a role in medical setbacks for other patients in the hospital, according to a research letter published in JAMA. The results also show that “critical-illness events” such as cardiac arrests in a hospital unit were also associated with delayed discharge from the... Read more

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NICIS - Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium 2017

2016 02 Nov

The vision of  “Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium” (NICIS)is to accelerate transformative advances in the care and science of patients with critical illness and neurological injury. NICIS brings together clinicians and scientistswho have a common aspiration to translate discoveries in the neurosciences into better patient-centered... Read more

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19th Asia Pacific Conference on Critical Care Medicine 2016-APCCCM 2016

2016 09 May

Welcome to 19th APCCCM 2016. The APCCCM will combine with the 2nd Joint Meeting of JSICM & TSCCM together with the 7th Critical Care Conference in Thailand and the TSCCM Annual Meeting 2016, together and stronger. With our experiences in organizing the Critical Care Conferences in Thailand in the past years, we chose Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld... Read more

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Quality Care for Critically Ill Should be Goal for All

2016 21 Mar

A viewpoint article in JAMA suggests that while more beds and a focus on quality will improve critical care in developing countries disease-specific and setting-specific factors need to be factored in. Problems in the care for critically ill patients in developing countries go beyond the ICU. Because of a lack of appropriate ambulance and out-of-hospital... Read more