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ICU Management

Are Nighttime Extubations More Risky?

2016 18 May

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco today has found that overnight extubation in intensive care units (ICUs) is associated with higher likelihood of being reintubated as well as higher mortality. Lead author Hayley Gershengorn, MD, assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Sedation Protocol Does Not Reduce Time of Respiratory Support

2015 21 Jan

The use of a nurse-implemented, goal­-directed sedation protocol compared with usual care did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in children with acute respiratory failure, according to a University of Pennsylvania-led study published in JAMA. Sedation therapy benefits critically ill infants and children; however, it is also associated... Read more

ICU Management

Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

2014 09 Oct

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent mortality factor in cardiac surgical patients.Cardiac surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia with patients mechanically ventilated in the postoperative period until they have achieved... Read more