Search Tag: mechanical ventilation

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To Withhold or Withdraw Life-support in the ICU

2017 15 May

New research finds considerable worldwide variability in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining therapy in the ICU. Notably, researchers found that almost one-third of patients with a decision to withhold/withdraw life-sustaining treatment left the hospital alive. The multicentre study, already available online as an accepted manuscript,... Read more

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Mechanical Ventilation: Which Patients Benefit from High PEEP?

2017 21 Mar

Among patients with hypoxaemia after cardiac surgery, the use of an intensive alveolar recruitment strategy compared with a moderate recruitment strategy resulted in less severe pulmonary complications during the hospital stay, according to a randomised clinical trial of postoperative ventilation published in JAMA.See Also: Towards Safer Ventilation... Read more

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Failure to Wean a Quality Chasm

2016 30 Sep

Writing in the Journal of Critical Care, Constantine Manthous argues that failure to awaken and wean patients on mechanical ventilation is poor practice. He suggests practical solutions to close the gap.  Manthous notes that the evidence is that mechanical ventilation can be reduced substantially in duration, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality.... Read more

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Masimo Announces CE Marking for Pediatric O3™ Regional Oximetry

2016 04 Aug

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced the CE marking for the pediatric indication for O3™ regional oximetry with the O3 pediatric sensor. Regional oximetry, also referred to as tissue or cerebral oximetry, helps clinicians monitor cerebral oxygenation.O3 regional oximetry uses near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to continuously monitor absolute and trended... Read more

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Study: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

2016 25 Jul

A small randomised trial into the effects of inspiratory muscle training for patients who had been weaned from mechanical ventilation found increased inspiratory muscle strength and quality of life in the intervention group. The intervention was inspiratory muscle training once a day for 5 days a week for a fortnight in addition to usual care. The researchers,... Read more

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AARC Congress 2016

2016 21 Jul

As the world of health care delivery changes all around us, we too must look for new ways to add meaningful benefit to our patients.From disease educators and case managers to clinical consultants and physician extenders, your attendance could not be more important to the future of our profession. And it starts right here, right now, at AARC Congress... Read more

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Lung Protective Strategies in the OR Reviewed

2016 14 Jul

Do the principles of lung protective ventilation for ICU patients with acute respiratory failure apply to otherwise healthy patients in the operating room?Satoshi Kimura, from the Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus provide a review of the perioperative perspective on preventing ventilator-associated... Read more

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Study Shows Minute Ventilation Preferred Over End-Tidal CO(2)

2016 29 Apr

Respiratory Motion, Inc. – Research presented at The Deutsche Anesthesia Congress (DAC) Shows Minute Ventilation Monitoring may be preferable to indirect measurement using EtCO2, for non-intubated patients. The study "Evaluation of the Relationship between Non-Invasive Minute Ventilation and End-Tidal CO2 in Patients Undergoing General vs. Spinal Anesthesia" points... Read more

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Cochrane: High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Not Supported for ARDS

2016 19 Apr

High-frequency oscillation ventilation does not reduce hospital and 30-day mortality in acute respiratory distress patients, compared to conventional mechanical ventilation. These are the findings of the 2016 updated Cochrane Systematic Review.The systematic review, by Sachin Sud, Trillium Health Center, University of Toronto, Division of Critical Care,... Read more