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Male Sex - An Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Very Old Intensive Care Patients

2021 24 Aug

Among 1,841 very old ICU patients with respiratory failure, although women had higher age and frailty, males had higher 30-day mortality assessed one month after ICU admission. Particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic, male patients appear to be at significantly higher risk for worse outcomes than females. Introduction Demographic... Read more

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39th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT - Virtual Meeting

2021 26 Oct

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Choosing Wisely: The Next Five Recommendations

2021 07 Mar

In 2010, Howard Brody, a medical ethicist and family physician, authored "Medicine's Ethical Responsibility for Healthcare Reform - The Top Five List". His list challenged medical societies to identify five interventions in healthcare that were overused, and that did not provide patient benefit. Following the same logic, the American Board of Internal... Read more

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Microtools to Identify and Resuscitate Microcirculatory Dysfunction in Critically Ill Patients

2020 14 Sep

An overview of real-time digital assessment of microcirculation and quantification of tissue perfusion and the physiological and technical considerations that may, in the near future, change the way we look at circulatory shock in critically ill patients. The Challenges of Detecting Circulatory Shock Despite recent advances in the... Read more

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Comparison of T-piece and Pressure Support Ventilation

2020 03 Mar

Weaning from mechanical ventilation is one of the most importance challenges in the ICU. The longer the patients remain on the mechanical ventilator, the greater the risk of complications including longer ICU and hospital stay, higher rates of infection and greater mortality. In some patients, a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is conducted to... Read more

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Delirium Subtypes in Adult ICUs

2020 19 Feb

Delirium is a common problem in patients admitted to the intensive care unit and is associated with increased length of hospital stay, high mortality and long term cognitive impairment. Delayed diagnosis can often make things worse. Delirium is known to fluctuate in its presentation and its severity can also vary. Delirium is generally classified... Read more

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Transfusions Using Fresh Red Blood Cells vs Older Cells

2019 16 Dec

In critically ill children, transfusion is quite frequent. A 2009-2010 study reports that approximately 10 to 20% of critically ill children received a blood cell transfusion. The primary goal of transfusions in critically ill patients is to improve oxygen delivery and to prevent shock, organ failure, and death. Hospitals store red blood cells... Read more

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Vitamin C 2020

2020 24 Apr

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS. Read more

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Study: The Utility Of Masimo ORi™ To Reduce Hyperoxia In Critically Ill Patients

2019 26 Aug

Masimo  announced today that in a randomized controlled study involving 150 ICU patients recently published as a letter in Intensive Care Medicine, researchers investigated whether monitoring with Masimo ORi™ (Oxygen Reserve Index) could reduce the time critically ill patients spend with moderate hyperoxia, compared to monitoring with oxygen saturation... Read more

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Stable/Unstable? Cardiovascular Dynamics in Critically Ill Patients

2019 09 Aug

There is currently doubt over the terms stable and unstable regarding cardiovascular dynamics in critically ill patients. Labelling a patient as haemodynamically stable or unstable can have different connotations depending on the practising physician.   The term stable is originally defined as the condition of the patient being unchanged for a substantial... Read more