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PICU-acquired complications: the new marker of the quality of care

2019 30 May

This article describes the rise in PICU-acquired morbidities and its impact on patient outcomes. It discusses early rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes in PICU.  Introduction Critical care has traditionally been focused on early recognition of life-threatening conditions, resuscitation, and stabilisation of organ... Read more

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Use of sedation and controlled paralysis in ICU patients with ARDS

2019 30 May

According to a National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical trial that was conducted at several North American hospitals and was led by clinician-scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado schools of medicine, reversibly paralysing and sedating hospitalised patients with severe breathing problems does not prove improve... Read more

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Sedation in ICU patients - need for standardised protocols

2019 23 Apr

A Johns Hopkins-led study on sedation practices in critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting finds that deep sedation, agitation, and benzodiazepines were independently associated with worse clinical outcomes. The study's main objective was to determine the relationship between sedation status and 90-day mortality.  Study results... Read more

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How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Managing sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU   Pain management and sedation are closely linked in the intensive care unit. In the past, clinicians were using sedative agents too liberally, often with benzodiazepines. And several issues were observed in the ICU, including the problems of delirium, weakness and prolonged ICU... Read more

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Sedation and Analgesia

2019 14 Mar

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU.   In the concept of patient-centered care, sedation and analgesia have high importance. Intensive care is sometimes invasive and very painful. Patients in the ICU are seriously ill and often suffer from anxiety, agitation, and pain. There is sometimes a need to use deep and... Read more

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Future of ultrasound Ed: gamification & VR

2019 13 Feb

Executive Summary Prof. Paul Sidhu , President of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ), shares with Healthmanagement.org a preview of his presentations at the forthcoming ECR 2019 .  The use of ultrasound simulation models as tools in training and education is among the important... Read more

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ESICM EuroAsia 2019

2019 14 Apr

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What a difference a drug makes?

2019 24 Jan

Asking why the patient needs to be sedated is as important as the choice of drug for sedation.   Why use sedation?   Intensivists should ask why they use sedation every time they order it. Sedation is used to reduce the burden and stress of critical illness. Sedative agents mixed with analgesic agents reduce pain and keep the patient calm,... Read more

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Good past—better future?

2019 24 Jan

From massive sedation in the past, through current sedation practice relying on cooperation between patients and care providers, the future may further improve sedation in the ICU.   The concepts for good sedation include defining the range of sedation, the need for agents with rapid response that can be easily and rapidly varied in restless... Read more