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Pain Management Specificities in Critically Ill Patients With Obesity

2022 25 May

In patients with obesity, standard, non-weight-based dosing, or weight-based dosing using either ideal body weight or adjusted body weight, is appropriate to limit the risk of overdosing. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide (Schetz et al. 2019). This trend is confirmed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients with obesity... Read more

Acute Pain Management

2022 25 May

Pain is frequently encountered in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Several studies have shown that improved pain management is associated with improved patient outcomes. However, pain management continues to be a significant challenge in the ICU setting. Effective pain relief is one of the most important priorities in the ICU. The goal... Read more

Pain Management in Paediatric Critical Care

2022 25 May

An overview of the main treatment options currently available in paediatric critical care setting. Critically ill paediatric patients often suffer from pain secondary to trauma, complex medical procedures, invasive testing monitoring devices and illness-induced discomfort. Although the gold standard for assessing patient comfort is self-report,... Read more

Opioid Use After ICU Admission

2021 09 Mar

The misuse of opioids is a major public health issue in many countries. Excessive use of opioids in the U.S. in particular, is primarily driven by pharmaceutical companies promoting the liberal use of opioids. Also, the American Pain Society describes pain as the fifth vital sign, which has resulted in a generous prescribing and widespread misuse of... Read more

Use of Opioids After Intensive Care

2021 01 Feb

A study was conducted to evaluate opioid use in the ICU and identify factors associated with chronic opioid use after critical care. It also aimed to determine if chronic opioid use was associated with an increased risk of death. Over the last few years, opioid misuse has become a major public health issue in many countries. Pharmaceutical companies... Read more

EIT Health’s Wild Card 2021: Innovators Invited

2020 17 Dec

Eye and vision care and pain management are two areas that lack innovation and investment in Europe. This issue is being addressed with a new Wild Card programme launched today by EIT Heath, a community of health innovators supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ( EIT ) , an EU body.   You might also... Read more

Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit

2020 19 May

Virtual reality (VR) is a developing technology with much current interest in its potential to improve patient outcome in a variety of clinical settings. Critically ill patients, their relatives and intensive care unit (ICU) staff are all at high risk of stress and anxiety and patients often experience pain. This study explores the potential benefits... Read more

Volume 19 - Issue 4, Winter 2019/2020

2020 15 Jan

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ICU Management & Practice 2019 Subject Index

2020 15 Jan

Subject Index for Volume 19, issues 1-4, 2019. Issue    Pages Link Issue 1  1-64 Issue 2 65-128 Issue 3 129-192 Issue 4  193-256   Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Use of sedation... Read more