Search Tag: quality of life

ICU Management

Quality of life after discharge from an ICU

2018 10 Oct

Quality of life (QoL) after critical illness is becoming increasingly important as survival improves. A systematic review, conducted by University of Oxford researchers, reveals that patients surviving critical illness had worse health‐related QoL when compared with population norms.  "Quality of life incompletely recovered after hospital discharge.... Read more

ICU Management

Social support, pain interference impact ICU survivors' quality of life

2018 03 Jul

Experiences during a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), including pain, delirium, physical deterioration, and the critical illness itself, may all influence survivors’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, few studies have examined the influence of social support, comorbidity, and pain interference on ICU survivors’ HRQOL. New research... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis Survivors Experience Lingering Effects

2017 05 May

New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that despite the fact that survival rates among children who develop sepsis have risen dramatically in recent years, recovery still remains a  long haul for these patients. Many of them continue to feel the physical, social and emotional effects long after they are... Read more

Cardiology Management

Improving Quality of Life, Reducing Readmissions in HF Patients

2017 13 Mar

Results of new study, published in the journal Heart & Lung, support improved quality of life and decreased readmission rates following a multidisciplinary transition-to-care programme for heart failure (HF) patients. This team-based, patient-specific and collaborative approach is an effective practice-based strategy to improve HF outcomes, according... Read more

Cardiology Management

Does Cardioversion for AF Improve Quality of Life?

2017 07 Feb

It seems at first glance to be self-evident that sinus rhythm is preferable to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, even with decades of observational studies, clinical trials, and innumerable caregiver-patient interactions, it continues to be deceptively difficult to verify this common sense expectation, says an Editorial article to appear in Canadian... Read more

ICU Management

Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

2016 06 Dec

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission.  However, such interventions, when initiated after ICU discharge, did not improve functional exercise capacity or health-related quality of life for survivors of critical illness, according to a new Cochrane... Read more

ICU Management

Study: ARDS Costs, Survival, QOL over One Year

2016 24 Aug

Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome experience low quality of life at one year after intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and experience high associated post-hospital healthcare costs, out of pocket expenses and lost earnings. Joachim Marti, Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues from the UK and... Read more

ICU Management

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Quality of Life

2016 01 Aug

Critical care researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City conducted a study with 616 patients treated for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a progressive condition that often occurs in patients who are critically ill or who have significant trauma injuries . The aim of the study was to determine factors that played a significant... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2015: Study: Post-ICU Health-Related Quality of Life Improves

2015 06 Oct

While survival after ICU has improved, more needs to be known about health-related quality of life for the survivors.Lotti Orwelius, Sweden presented a study from the Swedish Intensive Care Registry on health-related quality of life at 2, 6 and 12 months after critical illness. Their study followed up over 4,900 patients and was presented at the European... Read more

Executive Health Management

Early Provision of Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Costs

2015 12 Jun

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , early palliative care for hospitalised patients with advanced cancer can result in lower hospital costs. The findings of the study are in line with existing evidence that indicates the benefits of enhanced quality of medical care as well lower costs that can be derived from early... Read more