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intensive care : Health & Medical
The biggest obstacle to appropriate end-of-life care in the ICU patients' families that remove nurses from caring for patients and more. What goes on in your ICU?
Tighter glucose control may have several clinical benefits for severely burned children.
Find out what impacts capacity to acknowledge and disclose error and to learn from them.
Which tools are most useful to detect lung abnormalities consistent with ARDS in under-resourced settings?
Are high-dose selenium supplements safe when compared to placebo -- in patients with sepsis?
Learn more about the use of noninvasive ventilation during acute exacerbations of COPD in ICUs.
Most clinicians consider a small pneumoperitoneum in patients following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy to be benign. What is your opinion?
Nosocomial infections are linked to a high number of patient deaths and bath basins may expose hospitalized patients to dangerous pathogens.
Which patients benefit from acetaminophen within 24 hours of ICU admission for severe sepsis?
Use of epinephrine and mannitol in the resuscitation of brain-dead donors is associated with impairment of kidney function and graft harvest should be performed <24 hours after brain death diagnosis.
Does blocking out noxious sensory input improve sleep and sanity for patients in ICU?
In 1994 Dunham and coworkers demonstrated that patients with severe trauma had a sudden reduction in total serum cholesterol concentration.
Do psychiatric diagnoses increase the risk of death among patients in ICU settings?
What's new in the literature on acute respiratory distress syndrome?
An ICU room with natural light may help sleep for some patients, but how does it impact the bottom line?
Escalation of levels of care is often not questioned until patients become critically or acutely unwell.
Find out about aspects of care that can be improved when death is imminent - due to old age.