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Septic Patient With Small Bowel Perforation and Peritonitis

Septic Patient With Small Bowel Perforation and Peritonitis

What is your opinion on the use of drotrecogin alfa (activated) IV in a situation involving sepsis/DIC post small bowel perforation and peritonitis?......[Read More]
Patient Mortality, Staff Resources and Workload in the ICU

Patient Mortality, Staff Resources and Workload in the ICU

What are the thresholds for patient-to-caregiver ratios, above which patient safety may be endangered in the ICU?......[Read More]
Emergence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Emergence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Acquisition rates of antimicrobial resistance to four classes of antimicrobial agents with Gram-negative activity cycled at 3- to 4-month intervals for 24 months are reviewed.......[Read More]
Treatment of Severe Leukopenia in Septic Shock

Treatment of Severe Leukopenia in Septic Shock

What is the treatment of severe leukopenia in septic shock?......[Read More]
A Qualitative Investigation of Experiences of Severe Sepsis

A Qualitative Investigation of Experiences of Severe Sepsis

Explore the experiences and long-term impact of severe sepsis on survivors of severe sepsis and their informal caregivers.......[Read More]
Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Due to Trauma Brain Injury: Cardiac Dysfunction

Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Due to Trauma Brain Injury: Cardiac Dysfunction

Data on the occurrence of neurogenic pulmonary edema due to traumatic head injury and myocardial dysfunction......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Glasgow Coma Scale

Ask the Experts - Glasgow Coma Scale

How would you score the Glasgow coma scale in a postop patient who is admitted to the ICU sedated and paralyzed?......[Read More]
Red Blood Cell Transfusions and Risk of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Red Blood Cell Transfusions and Risk of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A cohort study within Crit, a multicenter, prospective, observational study of transfusion practice in the ICU, found that transfusion of pRBCs is independently associated with ARDS in the ICU.......[Read More]
Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Is delirium in the ICU something that has to be accepted or can we reduce the occurrence of it?......[Read More]
Antimicrobial Control Policies and Hospital and Infection Characteristics

Antimicrobial Control Policies and Hospital and Infection Characteristics

This study assessed antimicrobial resistance monitoring and correlated resistance rates with control policies, attitudes and practices, and implementation of CDC guidelines.......[Read More]
Risk Factors of Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Survivors

Risk Factors of Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Survivors

How common and costly are reamissions for sepsis survivors?......[Read More]
New Drug Combo Shows Efficacy for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

New Drug Combo Shows Efficacy for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Researchers test the efficacy of vasopressin, steroids, and epinephrine (VSE) on neurologically favorable outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest.......[Read More]
Septic Shock Patients Without of Early-Goal Directed Therapy

Septic Shock Patients Without of Early-Goal Directed Therapy

A look at the incidence and outcome of septic patients presenting at the emergency department who met the criteria for early goal-directed therapy.......[Read More]
High Dose Tigecycline in Severe Infections

High Dose Tigecycline in Severe Infections

The high incidence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among patients admitted to ICUs has determined an increase of tigecycline use for the treatment of severe infections.......[Read More]
Workplace Reengineering, Reorganization, and Redesign

Workplace Reengineering, Reorganization, and Redesign

The ICU is an evolving environment. Workplace reengineering, reorganization, and redesign happen every day. This book chapter examines the forces that alter the way we care for our patients.......[Read More]
Patient Flow Variability and Unplanned Readmissions to an ICU

Patient Flow Variability and Unplanned Readmissions to an ICU

This study examined whether high patient inflow volumes to an intensive care unit are associated with unplanned readmissions to the unit.......[Read More]
Coping and Posttraumatic Stress in Family Decision Makers

Coping and Posttraumatic Stress in Family Decision Makers

How is coping strategy use connected to post-traumatic stress in family decision-makers of ICU patients?......[Read More]
National Approach to Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events

National Approach to Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events

Finally ventilator associated events have standardized definitions and data collection methods. Will standardization positively impact patient care or add to the burden?......[Read More]
Prevention of VAP and Ventilator-Associated Conditions

Prevention of VAP and Ventilator-Associated Conditions

Does subglottic suctioning zap VAP?......[Read More]
The Accuracy of Presepsin for Diagnosing Sepsis in Adults

The Accuracy of Presepsin for Diagnosing Sepsis in Adults

A new study explores the diagnostic potential of presepsin for sepsis in adult patients. Is it a reliable biomarker?......[Read More]