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ICU Management

Cholestatic Alterations in the Critically Ill

2017 05 Sep

Hepatic dysfunction and jaundice are traditionally viewed as late features of sepsis and other critical illnesses. Identifying true cholestatic liver dysfunction is difficult given the lack of specificity of standard laboratory tests, especially in the context of a complex systemic condition as critical illness. However, very high levels of cholestatic... Read more

ICU Management

Restraint Before Prescribing Acid-Suppressive Therapy

2017 02 Jun

According to an article published in Critical Care Nurse, the routine use of acid-suppressive therapy for all hospitalised patients including all critically ill patients, is inappropriate and should only be limited to patients who actually need them and meet specific criteria. Due to the fact that critically ill patients are at an increased risk of... Read more