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Ageing Population

2020 14 Sep

T he process of ageing cannot be defined by a number. The World Health Organization classifies anyone over the age of 65 as elderly. However, it is important to understand that ageing is a complex process, and we must consider physiological and cognitive vulnerabilities when talking about ageing as they can make some elderly people more prone to... Read more

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Challenges in the Management of Severe SARS-CoV2 Infection in Elderly Patients

2020 14 Sep

Elderly patients have damaging and serious complications when they acquire SARS-CoV2 infection. It is thus important to consider this particular age group for better management of COVID-19. The gradual reversal of the population pyramid that has developed in recent decades has resulted in older adults being mostly affected in a pandemic... Read more

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Top ICU Stories of 2019

2019 28 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:  Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU... Read more

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Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU

2019 07 Nov

The population continues to age, and life expectancy continues to increase. While most elderly patients can be managed in the general ward, a certain percentage will need ICU admission. The number of elderly people admitted to the critical care unit has been increasing consistently. However, age alone is not a key factor for admission to the ICU.... Read more

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Relationship between frailty and mortality in TAVI population

2018 27 Nov

Established surgical scores have limitations in delineating risk among candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). A novel 8-element geriatric assessment (GA) frailty score, developed by a team of researchers from Norway, Switzerland and the U.S., may be a useful tool for heart teams in selecting patients who will benefit most... Read more

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Caring for very old patients in the ICU

2018 16 Oct

Describes the epidemiology and outcomes for very old patients as known in 2018, along with a short introduction to the most relevant “geriatric syndromes” important also for intensivists, and discusses where we should increase our body of knowledge to make a more precise triage in this patient group. The very old ICU patient is a term often... Read more

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Frailty associated with post-ICU disability, death

2018 13 Jun

Among older persons, frailty status prior to intensive care unit (ICU) admission was strongly associated with the subsequent course of post-ICU disability, incident nursing home admission, and death from ICU admission through six months of follow-up, according to new research published online in the journal CHEST. Researchers say pre-ICU frailty... Read more

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CTs Detect Frailty, Predict Survival

2017 06 Jun

Findings from a new study conducted by radiologists at UC Davis and Wake Forest Bapist medical centres suggest that using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips. The study is published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. This is the first study... Read more

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

2016 11 Mar

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available to diagnose it, and its application to perioperative and critically ill patients. Frailty is increasingly recognised as a potential contributor to patient outcome during an episode of critical illness. However, there is currently no consensus definition or assessment tool.... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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