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ICU Management

Earplugs Are Effective in Reducing Risk of Delirium

2016 25 Jan

A systematic review of the use of earplugs to reduce delirium in intensive care patients has found that they significantly reduce the risk of delirium. The review, by Edward Litton, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Australia and colleagues is published in Critical Care Medicine. The review analysed data from 9... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep in the ICU: Cochrane Review of Non-Drug Interventions

2015 23 Oct

A systematic review finds no clear evidence on the effectiveness of different non-pharmacological interventions — including noise reduction, music therapy and social support — for improving sleep in critically ill adults in the ICU. The results are discussed in an article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).Sleep is essential... Read more

Executive Health Management

Work Time Control Enhances Physicians' Sleep and Wellbeing

2015 05 Jan

Physicians' work schedules are an important determinant of their own wellbeing and that of their patients. A new  study published in Applied Ergonomics aimed to determine whether allowing physicians control over their work hours ameliorates the effects of demanding work schedules. Based on the results, optimising the balance between schedule flexibility... Read more

ICU Management

Interventions Bundle Can Improve Sleep in the ICU

2014 08 Jul

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set out to find out if implementing a bundle of non-pharmacological interventions, including environmental noise and light reduction, led to improved sleep and reduced incidence of delirium. The care bundle was based... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Announces Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular diseaseRoyal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84 hospitals... Read more

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