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ICU Management

Diabetic Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Intensive Insulin Therapy

2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke... Read more

ICU Management

Statins May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

2014 23 Jan

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins to critically ill patients before they were admitted to hospital may help prevent delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion. Lead author Valerie Page, Watford General Hospital in Watford, England,... Read more

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ESICM 2013: Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival in Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

2013 11 Oct

Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased day-28 mortality among intensive care unit patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Observational studies have reported that statins improve outcomes of various infections. Ventilator-associated... Read more