Search Tag: critically ill patients

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

Find ISICEM on Social Media  Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

Sedation in ICU patients - need for standardised protocols

2019 23 Apr

A Johns Hopkins-led study on sedation practices in critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting finds that deep sedation, agitation, and benzodiazepines were independently associated with worse clinical outcomes. The study's main objective was to determine the relationship between sedation status and 90-day mortality.  Study results... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical use of beta-lactam antibiotics in critically ill patients

2018 03 Oct

Antimicrobials, specifically beta-lactam antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the management of critically ill patients. However, pathophysiological factors in these patients can often lead to altered pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of beta-lactams.  While choosing the most appropriate antimicrobial is critical, determining... Read more