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ICU Management

How Circadian Disruption Affects ICU Patients

2016 20 Dec

While circadian dysrhythmias in ICUs exist — expressed mainly as sleep deprivation, delirium incidence, and immunosuppression — hospitals have not taken adequate measures to overcome factors that lead to sleep disturbance, according to a review to appear in Journal of Critical Care. The manuscript is already available online, following acceptance for... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep Loss Hinders Decision-Making in High-Risk Situations

2015 12 May

Results of a new study, reported in the journal Sleep , provide a new understanding of how sleep deprivation can lead doctors, first responders, military personnel and others in a crisis situation to make catastrophic decisions. For the first time, researchers at Washington State University created a laboratory experiment that simulates how sleep... Read more