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ICU Management

Biomarkers Linked to Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill

2015 19 Jan

Based on results of a new study, high levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness correlate with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). The combination of tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and IGF-binding protein-7 (IGFBP7) can identify patients with AKI who are at greater risk of death... Read more

ICU Management

I-ACT: A Quality-Improvement Training Model

2014 10 Nov

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) contribute to significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in 25 patients acquires an infection related to care received in the hospital. These infections result in approximately $40 billion in annual excess healthcare... Read more


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