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ICU Management

Safety of Enhanced Thromboprophylaxis Strategies for COVID-19 Patients

2021 04 May

COVID-19 is associated with a high incidence of thrombotic complications. The burden of thrombin complications, in particular, pulmonary embolism, remains high in patients with COVID-19, especially those requiring admission to the ICU. Data suggest an incidence of thromboembolic events between 27 to 57% in COVID-19 patients despite standard thromboprophylaxis.... Read more

ICU Management

Antibiotic Delay Intervals, Mortality Among Patients With Suspected Sepsis

2021 27 Apr

Timely delivery of antibiotics is a major cornerstone of sepsis therapy. Clinical evidence suggests that every one-hour delay in antibiotics after emergency department (ED) triage or the onset of organ dysfunction or shock could result in a 3-7% increase in the odds of a poor outcome. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines recommend antibiotic... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Outcomes in Healthcare Staff

2021 25 Apr

A new study explores the data on COVID-19 infections and deaths among healthcare workers around the world and outlines some implications for policy and practice.   You might also like: Almost 1 in 3 COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU in U.S. hospitals died, although the mortality rate decreased over the course of the pandemic, a new... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 vs Influenza: Comparative Study

2021 20 Mar

New research compares the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients against those of influenza patients to find if hospitalis ations, morbidity and mortality differ for two diseases.   You might also like: WHO has launched a free online course dedicated to the rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients. Learn more... Read more

ICU Management

ECMO, Mortality and ARDS

2021 01 Feb

An in-depth analysis was conducted in Germany to evaluate whether mortailty in Germany in Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) therapy differed from previously reported literature.  Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a critical component of intensive care therapy. There are various conditions that require the use of ECLS. The term ECLS encompasses... Read more

ICU Management

Tocilizumab and COVID-19 Pneumonia

2020 26 Oct

Tocilizumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody that binds human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptors. It is generally used in inflammatory arthritis, giant cell arteritis and cytokine release syndrome after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.   Tocilizumab has come under close scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early observations from China... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 3, 2020

2020 11 May

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ICU Management

Optimal Approach to Fluid Resuscitation for Patients in Shock

2020 03 Feb

Initial fluid resuscitation practices for patients with haemodynamic shock remain controversial. There is significant variability in these practices, and the impact of this is still poorly understood. Overall, non-patient-centred resuscitation practices, conflicting treatments, variability, and failure to meet targets for initial resuscitation are... Read more

Cardiology Management

Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the US

2019 01 Dec

Examining life expectancy in the United States over nearly 60 years and identifying factors that contributed to recent increases in mortality were the focus of a new report. The report, "Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the United States, 1959-2017," is one of the most comprehensive 50-state analyses of mortality in the US. Researchers... Read more

ICU Management

Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis

2019 23 Nov

Sepsis has always carried high mortality. Even today, with all the latest technology and newer antibiotics, sepsis continues to be a major risk factor for death. It is important to understand that the earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Each year, nearly 6 million people die of sepsis in the US.  Because of its aggressive... Read more