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ICU Management

#LIVES2019: Should We Treat Fever in Critically Ill Patients Without Acute Brain Pathology?

2019 03 Oct

In one of the sessions at #LIVES2019 in Berlin, Prof. Frank Van Haren of Canberra Hospital, Australia, presented findings from the Randomised Evaluation of Active Control of Temperature versus Ordinary Temperature Management (REACTOR) trial. The question which this study aimed to answer was whether there is a reason why fever should be actively... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reducing Risks and Generating Economic Benefits

2019 26 Aug

Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits?   Introduction   Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated... Read more

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Respiratory physiotherapy in critically ill patients

2019 30 May

Respiratory pathologies are among the most common causes of admission to critical care. Respiratory physiotherapy represents a fundamental part of the standard practice in ICU. The following review provides a practical and feasible description of the main physiotherapeutic tools and strategies that can be applied to critically ill patients.... Read more

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Vancomycin pharmacokinetics in critically ill obese patients

2019 23 Jan

Limited data are available assessing vancomycin concentrations in obese critically ill patients. Several physiologic changes in obesity affect antimicrobial pharmacokinetics. For example, the volume of distribution in obese patients is greater due to increased lean body mass and adipose tissue. Drug clearance may also be further enhanced due to... Read more

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Fatty acids and enteral nutrition in the critically ill

2019 10 Jan

Dutch researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of fish oil-containing enteral nutrition addressing relevant clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. Based on the results, they conclude that enteral fish oil supplementation cannot be recommended for these patients as strong scientific evidence... Read more

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6th SG-ANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care

2019 18 Apr

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Reducing diagnostic errors in the ICU

2018 23 May

Diagnostic error occurs in 5-20 percent of physician-patient encounters, with a comparable prevalence among ICU admissions and patients who die in the intensive care unit (ICU). Further, diagnostic errors comprise 9-12 percent of adverse safety events leading to ICU admission, and the majority of these errors are deemed preventable, says a review... Read more

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Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more

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Vitamin C in Severe Sepsis Treatment

2017 17 Apr

A new study reported in the journal CHEST demonstrates the beneficial effects of high-dose intravenous vitamin C in reducing mortality in patients with severe sepsis. However, an Editorial published in the same issue of CHEST, calls for more studies to determine optimal dose of vitamin C in the critically ill population. See Also : Albumin Administration... Read more