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ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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The critical care resuscitation unit

2018 16 Mar

A new paradigm for optimising inter-hospital transfer of patients with non-trauma time sensitive critical conditionsThe number of clinical conditions which have improved outcomes associated with shorter time to specialised resuscitation and definitive intervention continues to increase. Many of these time-sensitive conditions have improved outcomes... Read more

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New way to fight sepsis: rev up patients' immune systems

2018 13 Mar

People especially those with critical illness develop sepsis when an infection triggers an overwhelming immune response, ultimately wreaking havoc on the immune system. Traditional approaches to sepsis therapy do not address the critical problem of patients' severely compromised immune systems. Now, a clinical trial demonstrates that a drug that revs... Read more

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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

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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