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ICU Management

Protecting ward patients

2019 14 Mar

Finding patients before they crash might be the next major opportunity to improve patient safety. This article describes recent advances and perspectives for ward monitoring with wearable sensors and smart algorithms.   Hospital wards are dangerous. Indeed, they are where most unexpected deaths occur within institutions. In a UK national audit... Read more

ICU Management

Which deteriorating ward patients benefit most from ICU transfer?

2019 20 Feb

A cohort study of deteriorating ward patients who were transferred to intensive care unit found that the benefits of ICU care may increase among patients at high levels of baseline physiological severity across different age groups, especially among elderly patients.    The study used a person-centred instrumental variable (IV) approach to evaluate... Read more