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ICU Management

Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm

2017 05 Apr

Acute respiratory compromise refers to a condition characterised by a deterioration in respiratory function with a high likelihood of rapid progression to respiratory failure and death. It is thus important to identify patients who are at risk of respiratory compromise. See Also: Mechanical Ventilation: Which Patients Benefit from High PEEP?This article... Read more

ICU Management

Readmission in Urologic Surgery Patients

2015 23 May

A new study has found that patients who underwent elective major urologic surgery were twice as likely as other surgical patients to be readmitted to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). The most common cause of readmission was respiratory compromise, according to the study presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.The study... Read more