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Delirium Assessment in Surgical Intensive Care Patients

Delirium Assessment in Surgical Intensive Care Patients

Measuring intensive care delirium can be improved with an objective instrument, but how closely does the objective tool correlate with subjective appraisals?......[Read More]
Optimizing Nutrition in Intensive Care Units

Optimizing Nutrition in Intensive Care Units

Enteral nutrition is an important therapeutic strategy for improving the outcomes of critically ill patients, and critical care nurses play an important role in making it happen. Find out how.......[Read More]
The PEEP Saga Continues

The PEEP Saga Continues

The proper setting for PEEP has always been controversial. A new article analyzes this issue in critically ill patients.......[Read More]
Procalcitonin as a Marker of Bacterial Infection

Procalcitonin as a Marker of Bacterial Infection

Bacterial infection can cause sepsis.......[Read More]
The Bair Hugger Patient Warning System In Vascular Surgery

The Bair Hugger Patient Warning System In Vascular Surgery

Forced-air patient warming systems, such as Bair Hugger (Augustine Medical Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, USA), were developed in the 1980s and are acknowledged as being the most clinically effective patient warming modality.......[Read More]
Accuracy and analysis in critically ill ICU patients

Accuracy and analysis in critically ill ICU patients

The ICU-based blood glucose analyser ABL715 is a rapid and accurate alternative for laboratory glucose determination and can serve as a standard for ICU blood glucose measurements......[Read More]
Early Initiation of Low-dose Corticosteroid in Septic Shock

Early Initiation of Low-dose Corticosteroid in Septic Shock

For patients with septic shock, does early initiation of low-dose corticosteroid therapy save lives?......[Read More]
Transitions: Critical Care Outreach in End-of-Life Decisions

Transitions: Critical Care Outreach in End-of-Life Decisions

Escalation of levels of care is often not questioned until patients become critically or acutely unwell.......[Read More]
Peripheral and Central Arterial Blood Pressure in Critically Ill

Peripheral and Central Arterial Blood Pressure in Critically Ill

Are peripheral and central mean arterial blood pressures interchangeable in critically ill patients?......[Read More]
Determinants of Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury

Determinants of Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury

This study evaluated the incidence and determinants of postoperative acute kidney injury after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previously normal renal function.......[Read More]
Prehospital Aspirin Use and Risk of ARDS in the Critically Ill

Prehospital Aspirin Use and Risk of ARDS in the Critically Ill

Learn more about the relationship between aspirin and ARDS.......[Read More]
The Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Nuclear Factor-kB Activation

The Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Nuclear Factor-kB Activation

Sepsis remains the principal cause of mortality in patients on the intensive care unit despite improvements in supportive and antimicrobial therapies.......[Read More]
Preadmission Statin use and one-Year Mortality Among Patients in ICU

Preadmission Statin use and one-Year Mortality Among Patients in ICU

Statin use may have favorable impact on longer-term ICU outcomes.......[Read More]
The Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU

The Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU

A collaborative multidisciplinary approach may reduce the adverse events associated with the use of neuromuscular blocking agents.......[Read More]
Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Adult Trauma and Critical Care

Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Adult Trauma and Critical Care

Investigators sought to develop a clinical practice guideline for red blood cell transfusion in the setting of adult trauma and critical care.......[Read More]
Ventilation in Critically Ill With Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Ventilation in Critically Ill With Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Which critically ill patients with COPD are candidates for noninvasive ventilation as a first-line therapy?......[Read More]
Mortality After RBC Transfusion or Inotropes in Septic Shock

Mortality After RBC Transfusion or Inotropes in Septic Shock

Find out what kind of punch red blood cells pack, when it comes to treatment for septic shock.......[Read More]
Checklist for Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill

Checklist for Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill

Transport of critically ill patients is potentially hazardous. How can a checklist help reduce the risk?......[Read More]
Sex and Mortality of Hospitalized Adults After Admission to an ICU

Sex and Mortality of Hospitalized Adults After Admission to an ICU

Which gender has the worst prognosis after admission to a medical or surgical ICU? Find out who wins this battle of the sexes and why.......[Read More]
Occult Hypoperfusion is Associated With Increased Mortality in

Occult Hypoperfusion is Associated With Increased Mortality in

Acute hypoperfusion can be characterized by an imbalance between oxygen demand and oxygen delivery to the tissues.......[Read More]