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Zero Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Zero Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Learn more about an effort to reduce the incidence rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections.......[Read More]
Is Fever Control or Improved Survival the 'Risk Factor' for VAP?

Is Fever Control or Improved Survival the 'Risk Factor' for VAP?

Correspondence regarding baseline characteristics of study groups in VAP risk trial.......[Read More]
Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in the US

Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in the US

Unpublished corporate data suggested that PAC use declined after the publication of a seminal study suggesting no benefit from use of the PAC in critically ill patients in general.......[Read More]
Acute Oxygenation Response to Inhaled Nitric Oxide

Acute Oxygenation Response to Inhaled Nitric Oxide

The acute physiologic effects of inhaled nitric oxide (INO) in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have been well described.......[Read More]
Influence of Case-Volume on Acute COPD Exacerbation Outcomes

Influence of Case-Volume on Acute COPD Exacerbation Outcomes

Learn more about the use of noninvasive ventilation during acute exacerbations of COPD in ICUs.......[Read More]
The Opportunity Cost of Futile Treatment in the ICU

The Opportunity Cost of Futile Treatment in the ICU

What defines 'futile' treatment and how much does it matter to the bottom line?......[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]
Preventive Strategies for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Preventive Strategies for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Many factors contribute to the development of ventilator acquired pneumonia, but how many factors can we influence to prevent it?......[Read More]
Treatment of Four Psychiatric Emergencies in the ICU

Treatment of Four Psychiatric Emergencies in the ICU

Learn how to turn psychiatric emergencies into manageable situations -- with the right treatment.......[Read More]
Cuff Pressure of ET Tubes in Patients on Mechanical Ventilation

Cuff Pressure of ET Tubes in Patients on Mechanical Ventilation

Can simple changes in patients' positioning result in potentially harmful endotracheal cuff pressures?......[Read More]
Potentially Preventable Hospital Exposures and ARDS

Potentially Preventable Hospital Exposures and ARDS

Find out what specific hospital exposures impact the rate of acute respiratory distress syndrome development among at-risk patients.......[Read More]
Mortality After Hospital Discharge in ICU Patients

Mortality After Hospital Discharge in ICU Patients

Do most ICU patients have an increased long-term mortality risk after hospital discharge -- when compared with the general population?......[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]
Outcomes of Extubation Failure In MICU Patients

Outcomes of Extubation Failure In MICU Patients

Who's at risk for the big, bad failure . . . of not being able to wean off the ventilator and be extubated?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Radiation Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

Ask the Experts - Radiation Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

What is the role of radiation therapy in ovarian cancer?......[Read More]
Patient Discharge to a Care Facility After Critical Illness

Patient Discharge to a Care Facility After Critical Illness

What are the most common factors that increase a patient's risk of discharge to a care facility after ICU hospitalization?......[Read More]
Computerized Insulin Calculator and Glycemic Control

Computerized Insulin Calculator and Glycemic Control

How well does a computerized insulin dose calculator facilitate management of glycemic control - for critically ill cardiac patients?......[Read More]
Sepsis Guideline Implementation

Sepsis Guideline Implementation

Sepsis guidelines are useful in improving outcomes - if they're properly introduced into routine daily practice. Learn simple tactics for success.......[Read More]
Peripheral Perfusion Index Derived From the Oximetry Signal

Peripheral Perfusion Index Derived From the Oximetry Signal

Can peripheral index measurements be used to monitor peripheral perfusion in critically ill patients?......[Read More]