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IMAGING Management

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

ICU Management

ESICM EuroAsia 2019

2019 14 Apr

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

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Sedation practices in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have advanced greatly in recent years. The risks of delirium and of over-sedation... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

2018 16 Mar

More than half of ICU patients in a new study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium was most common, while longer periods of hypoxic delirium and unclassified delirium were associated with worse cognitive function at follow-up one year after hospital discharge. You might also like : Sedative prevents... Read more

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Study: ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

2018 27 Feb

More than half of ICU patients in a newly published study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium was most common, while longer periods of hypoxic delirium and unclassified delirium were associated with worse cognitive function at follow-up one year after hospital discharge. The researchers write that... Read more

Cardiology Management

Local Anaesthesia and Sedation Safe for TAVR

2017 22 Aug

A new study indicates that 30-day mortality rates as well as the rates of procedure related complications were similar in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures performed with or without the presence of an anaesthesiologist in the catheterisation laboratory. The findings are reported in the International Journal of Cardiology.... Read more