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ICU Management

Timing of Death Among Patients With Septic Shock

2019 14 Nov

Over the last few years, many advances have been made in the critical care of patients with septic shock. Both diagnosis and treatment strategies have improved. However, the mortality rates of patients with septic shock have a bimodal distribution; some patients die within a few days from it, while others die a few weeks later from other comorbidities. ... Read more

ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

Can Dog Ownership Improve Survival in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease?

2019 12 Oct

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. "The findings in these two well-done... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Mortality - The Simple Intensive Care Studies-I

2019 19 Sep

A clinical examination is usually made by caregivers as a way to detect signs of deterioration in critically ill patients. However, there have been some inconsistencies when it comes to the prognostic value of this exam.   A recent prospective cohort study of 1075 patients assessed whether there was an independent association with the findings from... Read more

ICU Management

Severe Hyperoxaemia Events and Mortality Among Patients in PICU

2019 30 Aug

The paediatric management of hyperoxaemia (also defined as high PaO 2 or arterial oxygenation of greater or equal to 300mmHg) has so far yielded conflicting results. For multiple studies in adults, hyperoxaemia has been shown as an independent risk factor for mortality after cardiac arrest.   It was the purpose of a recent study to analyse the relationship... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical Examination for Prediction of Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

2019 03 Aug

Patients admitted to the ICU have a high mortality rate. Even those who survive the stay tend to suffer from long-term morbidity and reduced quality of life. Critically ill patients frequently present with low blood pressure, oliguria, and skin mottling. These are the signs that usually guide treatment. Most critical care guidelines on the management... Read more

ICU Management

Disease history to predict mortality risk in ICU patients

2019 29 May

Patients in the intensive care unit are highly heterogeneous, and include elderly patients who generally have a long history of disease. Prediction of prognosis can often be difficult because of the severity of patient illness and disease history. Severity scores that are based on acute physiology measures are often used in the ICU to predict mortality.... Read more

ICU Management

Association of age and mortality among patients discharged from ICU

2019 15 May

In high-income countries, ageing patients with chronic comorbidities increase the need for ICU beds. This results in a significant burden for both the individual and the healthcare system. There has been some discussion regarding the benefits of ICU admission for elderly patients as it may lead to unnecessary invasive care and healthcare expenditure... Read more

ICU Management

Neutropaenia and mortality in critically ill cancer patients

2018 11 Dec

A group of researchers from France and six other countries assessed the influence of neutropaenia on outcome of critically ill cancer patients by meta-analysis of individual data. Among 7,512 critically ill cancer patients included in this systematic review, neutropaenia was independently associated with poor outcome despite a meaningful survival.... Read more