Search Tag: quality of life

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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 discharged... Read more

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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

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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 Canada... Read more

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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

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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

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Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2015 24 May

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients survived to hospital discharge, but only half were able to be fully weaned off of the ventilator, and fewer than half of the patients were still alive at the one year mark.Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers... Read more