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ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 3, 2018

2018 16 Oct

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ICU Management

Shock

2018 16 Oct

Shock is an emergency, and if it is not treated, it will mostly be fatal. Early intervention and admission to the ICU is essential. Our cover story considers several aspects of shock, including pathophysiology and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, as well as source control, fluids, differentiation using point-of-care ultrasound and vasoactive medication.... Read more

ICU Management

Vasoactive medication and RCTs - an impossible marriage

2018 16 Oct

A review and introduction of the concept “enough.” We provide a brief overview of important physiology and the pharmacology of vasoactive drugs that are currently used in the ICU as well as newer agents, along with a concise review of recent publications comparing these agents. We attempt to answer the question what drug dose should be administered... Read more

ICU Management

POCUS and SHOCK

2018 16 Oct

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an invaluable tool to differentiate the various types of shock which may co-exist in the critically unwell patient. It is beyond the remit of this article to teach the skill of POCUS. Rather, it provides an overview of how the various POCUS modules could be integrated and utilised in the shocked patient.... Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

41st Annual Conference on SHOCK

2018 09 Jun

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Executive Health Management

WHO Child Shock Guidelines 'Dangerous'

2014 15 Jan

UK researchers warned that thousands of children could be dying since the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children going into shock. Critics claimed the advice to give large quantities of fluid was deadly, and found it "disappointing and puzzling” that the last update published in 2013 did not recommend a... Read more