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ICU Management

New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in the ED

2017 27 Jun

Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect sepsis in the ED. New research shows that volume increases of circulating immune cells, or monocytes, adds value to the WBC for early sepsis detection in the ED. "This study shows that the monocyte distribution... Read more

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Paediatric Cancer Patients: Quick Antibiotics Reduce Mortality

2015 28 Feb

According to researchers, paediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low neutrophil count), go on to have decreased intensive care consultation rate and lower mortality compared with patients who receive antibiotics outside the 60-minute window. Their study showed in a sample of 220... Read more

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Lab Tests and Ultrasound Improve Appendicitis Diagnosis

2015 22 Feb

According to researchers, combining data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain can help physicians to identify those patients who need surgery for appendicitis; those who may be admitted for observation; and those who may safely be discharged home. The findings are published online in the Journal... Read more