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ICU Management

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

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Clinical Examination for Prediction of Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

2019 03 Aug

Patients admitted to the ICU have a high mortality rate. Even those who survive the stay tend to suffer from long-term morbidity and reduced quality of life. Critically ill patients frequently present with low blood pressure, oliguria, and skin mottling. These are the signs that usually guide treatment. Most critical care guidelines on the management... Read more

Cardiology Management

Echocardiography for Hemodynamic Monitoring 2019

2019 19 Nov

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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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Sedation with dexmedetomidine in critically ill patients

2019 30 May

Dexmedetomidine is used to sedate patients while maintaining a certain degree of sustainability. The use of dexmedetomidine is known to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation and delirium among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, its use as the sole sedative agent in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation has not been studied... Read more