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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?

2016 27 Sep

The enteral route is commonly accepted as the first choice for providing ‏nutrition to patients in the ICU with stable haemodynamics and a functional ‏gastrointestinal (GI) tract. However, there is wide uncertainty ‏regarding safe enteral nutrition in patients with critical pathology in the ‏abdomen. In the current review we address different abdominal... Read more

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What is an ICU? WFSICCM Reports

2016 01 Aug

Intensive Care Units are an integral part of the healthcare system. Approximately 164,000 patients are admitted to ICUs in England, Wales and Northern Island each year. Similarly, there are around 4 million ICU admissions per year in the U.S. While ICUs' are a regular feature in all high, middle and low income countries, disparities still exist in terms... Read more

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Persistent Critical Illness

2016 30 May

A study of over 1 million ICU patients has found that just 5 percent of patients account for 33 percent of ICU bed days. The researchers, led by Theodore Iwashyna, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and a member of the VA Center for Clinical Management Research and the U-M Institute for Healthcare... Read more

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What’s the Benefit of Enteral Nutrition? Updated Review

2016 24 May

Gunnar Elke, MD, of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and colleagues have published an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of enteral compared to parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients. The review includes the data from the... Read more

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Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction - What Helps?

2016 25 Apr

The harmful side-effects of mechanical ventilation on respiratory muscles are addressed by two recent publications, which provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and possible treatment therapies.  David Berger, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland and colleagues... Read more

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Possible Cause for Chronic Muscle Dysfunction After ICU

2016 12 Apr

ICU-acquired weakness (ICAUW) in some patients can last a long time, even when the biologic functions that cause muscles to waste have returned to normal. A pilot study led by respirologist Dr. Jane Batt, MD, PhD (pictured), from the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada, found that long term muscle... Read more

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

2016 11 Mar

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available to diagnose it, and its application to perioperative and critically ill patients.Frailty is increasingly recognised as a potential contributor to patient outcome during an episode of critical illness. However, there is currently no consensus definition or assessment tool. Two main... Read more

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2016 02 Feb

ICUsteps was founded in the UK by 2005 by ex-patients, their relatives and ICU staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness. ICUsteps is the only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations... Read more

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