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Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Older Adults

2020 24 Oct

In seriously ill older adults or those near the end of life, acute respiratory failure is a common cause of hospitalisation. These hospitalisations are generally complicated by distressful respiratory symptoms and transitions that require the use of high-intensity, high-risk interventions, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and non-invasive ventilation... Read more

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Ageing Population

2020 14 Sep

T he process of ageing cannot be defined by a number. The World Health Organization classifies anyone over the age of 65 as elderly. However, it is important to understand that ageing is a complex process, and we must consider physiological and cognitive vulnerabilities when talking about ageing as they can make some elderly people more prone to... Read more

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In Search of a Crystal Ball: Predicting Long-term Outcomes in Critically Ill Older Adults

2020 14 Sep

Older adults who survive critical illness are at risk of adverse long-term outcomes, including long-term mortality and impairment in physical function, cognitive function, and mental health. In this article, we discuss the evidence behind prediction of these outcomes in older ICU survivors, and review risk factors that should be considered in... Read more

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Ageing and Critical Illness: What Does Quality Care Look Like?

2020 14 Sep

This article explores a system for assessing quality of care in critically ill elderly patients. D ecision-making processes around the admission of critically ill elderly patients have been put into sharp focus in 2020. The urgent need to meet the demands associated with large numbers of acutely ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

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Infographic

2020 14 Sep

Problems associated with ageing, complications of critical illness in the elderly patient, and an overview of the gaps in the treatment of critically ill older adults. Read more