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Introducing Inhaled Sedation in intensive care

2021 09 Nov

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12 Things to Do to Improve Wellbeing in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

An overview of strategies and measures that can be implemented to improve wellbeing of staff and patients in the ICU. 1. Make the patient the centre of our preoccupations This is the first principle of wellbeing in the ICU and should be written in large letters when one enters an ICU. Wellbeing must concern first and foremost the patient.... Read more

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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

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Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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Why Do We Need Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

C OVID-19 patients present to the hospital with lung involvement and interstitial pneumonia eventually associated with lung collapse. The clinical picture is dominated by severe hypoxaemia without dyspnoea/tachypneoa and normal respiratory mechanics; this condition has been defined as silent hypoxia. The picture may evolve, and these patients may... Read more

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How Should We Manage Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

Clinical Practice Guidelines The Choosing Wisely top five guidelines published a few years ago by the Chest Association of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses state that mechanically ventilated patients should not be deeply sedated without a specific... Read more

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Important Questions Answered

2021 22 Feb

During the question/answer session, Prof Vito Marco Ranieri discussed some important questions with Prof Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore and Prof Boris Jung regarding sedation regimen, respiratory muscle paralysis, sedation in COVID-19 patients specifically and how it is different from other regular ICU patients. Ranieri: What is your opinion... Read more

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20 Lessons from 2020

2021 22 Feb

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on ICUs and critical care healthcare providers all across the globe. As of this week, 110 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and 2.4 million have died. Many of the infected patients need hospitalisation and admission to the ICU. A high percentage of severely ill patients with... Read more

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Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients

2021 22 Feb

Report of a Symposium Presented at LIVES 2020  33rd Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine  Moderator  Vito Marco Ranieri (Bologna, Italy)  Speakers  Why Do We Need Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?  Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore (Chieti, Italy)  How Should We Manage Sedation in Critically-Ill... Read more

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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