Search Tag: organ failure

ICU Management

Introduction to multiple organ support

2018 16 Mar

There is a renewed interest in novel extracorporeal technologies as a means of supporting individual organ failures. An emphasis should be placed on characterising the spectrum of extracorporeal devices for various organs and understanding how devices intended for support of one organ can have an indirect or direct impact on other organs, which is particularly... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis-3: Impact on Previously Defined Septic Shock Patients

2017 22 Aug

In a new analysis, 57% of patients meeting old definition for septic shock did not meet Sepsis-3 criteria. Although Sepsis-3 criteria identified a group of patients with increased organ failure and higher mortality, those patients who met the old criteria and not Sepsis-3 criteria still demonstrated significant organ failure and 14% mortality rate.... Read more

ICU Management

Better, Cheaper Care at Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

2015 16 Jul

Critically ill patients with complex diagnoses generally receive better and less expensive care at long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), according to a new study reported in the journal Medical Care . Results showed lower death rates and similar or lower Medicare costs at LTCHs, compared with other care settings, for patients with multiple organ... Read more

Lab Management

Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Virus

2015 02 Mar

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface of Marburg virus. The findings have been published in the journal Cell. The Marburg virus is Ebola's deadly cousin and is believed to be up to 90 percent lethal.  The team of scientists describe an antibody that... Read more