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ICU Management

Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

2018 16 Mar

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose control in the ICU: some clinicians maintain that glucose control is unnecessary and harmful, while others claim that blood glucose control is essential to improve prognosis. 1-3 Those who favour liberal glycaemic control assert that hyperglycaemia is simply a beneficial adaptation... Read more

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Facilitated glucose control in the ICU through nutrition

2018 16 Mar

As recently as 2010, the view of metabolic requirements for patients admitted to ICU was that all patients had the same metabolic needs and could therefore be managed with the same nutritional product. In general, critically ill patients were fed along the same lines as healthy people in the ratio of around 50% carbohydrates, 35% lipids and 15% protein.... Read more

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The Rusty and Sweet Side of Sepsis

2017 21 Jun

Sepis affects approximately 18 million people worldwide per year. This corresponds to 1400 deaths per day. It is estimated that sepsis is the cause behind 135,000 and 215,000 casualties in Europe and the U.S. respectively. Related treatment costs accumulate to  €7.6 and €17.4 billion in these regions.  A research team led by Miguel Soares at... Read more

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Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

2015 26 Oct

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital substances for patients in the intensive care unit. This means medical staff can be alerted about critical blood levels of patients and react more quickly. The device was unveiled at the 2015 BioCAS Conference... Read more

IMAGING Management

Bipolar Disorder: New MRI Method Provides New Insights

2015 08 Jan

A new type of MRI imaging has enabled University of Iowa researchers to discover previously unrecognised differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the researchers found differences in the white matter of patients' brains and in the cerebellum, an area of the brain not previously linked with the disorder. Using an... Read more

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New Therapeutic Strategy for CKD

2014 08 Dec

A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found an aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. The findings have been published online in advance of the print edition of Nature Medicine . “We found that a defect in energy production... Read more