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ICU Management

Mechanical Ventilation Effects on Neurocognitive Functions

2019 08 Aug

The hypothesis that mechanical ventilation (MV) can cause neurotoxicity in critically ill patients has long been debated. First reported in 1999, MV is thought to trigger chronic cognitive disorders. Brain damage induced by MV can be caused by alveolar stretching, abnormalities in PaO 2 /PaCO 2 , biotrauma and MV causing direct brain inflammation.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Inflammation: The Key to Heart Failure Prognosis?

2016 06 Sep

Despite significant therapeutic advances, the prognosis of heart failure is still worse than that of most cancers. This is mainly because the important pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure still remain unidentified.  It is already established that inflammation contributes to both the development and progression of heart failure. Inflammatory... Read more

ICU Management

How Prevalent is Systemic Inflammation after Critical Illness?

2016 25 Apr

While much is known about inflammation during acute critical illness, as yet little is known about inflammation that persists after ICU discharge. And no studies on the association between inflammation and physical recovery were identified by the authors of a systematic review published in the Journal of Critical Care . Their review is intended as... Read more