Search Tag: sex

ICU Management

2023 21 Dec

There is increasing evidence that factors such as sex, race, and socioeconomic status may influence the treatment received in ICUs. Data suggests that women are less likely to receive invasive ventilation, vasoactive medication, renal replacement therapy (RRT), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and tracheostomy than men, but previous studies...Read more

ICU Management

2023 12 Sep

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on recognising sex and gender differences in diagnosis, clinical care, and outcomes. Several landmark publications have highlighted how women often receive unequal treatment compared to men, leading to worse outcomes.   Historically, there has been a significant oversight in research when it comes...Read more

ICU Management

2021 06 Jul

Women account for only about 35-45% of patients in the ICU. This is surprising since half of the world’s population are women. This highlights a very pertinent question: do men and women have equitable access to the ICU?   There have been several clinical studies that have tried to determine sex differences in illness severity and survival. However,...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education...Read more

ICU Management

2019 02 Aug

The survival outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) can be influenced by many factors including age, the presence of witnesses, emergency service response time etc. However, it is still widely debated whether sex is a contributing factor to survival. This hypothesis was recently tested by the analysis of 386,535 individuals from the Japanese...Read more