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Pain Assessment in Nonverbal Patients

Pain Assessment in Nonverbal Patients

Quick tips for what to do when your patient just can't say what's wrong.......[Read More]
Intravascular Cooling Device in Neurologic Intensive Care

Intravascular Cooling Device in Neurologic Intensive Care

Fever, defined as body temperature >37.9°C, is common in critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients, especially those with a prolonged length of stay in the neurologic intensive care unit (NICU) or with intracranial disease.......[Read More]
Vacuum-Assisted Closure Device Enhances Recovery

Vacuum-Assisted Closure Device Enhances Recovery

Abdominal compartment syndrome can result in depressed renal function, cardiac output, respiratory mechanics, and mesenteric perfusion. Which outcomes improve with VAC?......[Read More]
Comparison of Diagnostic Criteria of AKI in Critically Ill

Comparison of Diagnostic Criteria of AKI in Critically Ill

Learn which criteria stand out for diagnosing critically ill patients -- who may have acute kidney injury.......[Read More]
Electronic Tool for Evaluation and Treatment of Sepsis in ICU

Electronic Tool for Evaluation and Treatment of Sepsis in ICU

Can an electronic tool for sepsis alerts improve compliance with treatment guidelines and clinical outcomes in septic ICU patients?......[Read More]
Agitation and Associated Factors in Critically Ill Adults

Agitation and Associated Factors in Critically Ill Adults

Agitation in critically ill adults can result in life-threatening events for patients or care providers. Find out how to crack the code and stop the cycle.......[Read More]
Albumin Supplementation in Sepsis Patients

Albumin Supplementation in Sepsis Patients

A new study looks at the pros and cons of albumin supplementation in patients with sepsis.......[Read More]
Efficacy Of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin In Critically Ill Patients

Efficacy Of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin In Critically Ill Patients

Can rHuEPO therapy decrease the occurrence of red blood cell transfusions in patients admitted to a long-term acute care facility?......[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]
Conference Coverage and News From ESICM, Chest, and More

Conference Coverage and News From ESICM, Chest, and More

What's new at Medscape Critical Care?......[Read More]
Optimal Timing of Transfer Out of the Intensive Care Unit

Optimal Timing of Transfer Out of the Intensive Care Unit

Is there a golden hour for transferring patients? Learn more about optimizing ICU transfers.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Use of APACHE Scoring

Ask the Experts - Use of APACHE Scoring

Wouldn't an abnormal score be justification for earlier emergent and expensive interventions because the patient will surely die without them?......[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]
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Cognitive Outcomes Study

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Cognitive Outcomes Study

Is telephone-based neuropsychological testing feasible for evaluating survivors of adult respiratory distress?......[Read More]
Anemia, transfusion, & phlebotomy practices in critically ill ICU patients

Anemia, transfusion, & phlebotomy practices in critically ill ICU patients

Small decreases in phlebotomy volume are associated with significantly reduced transfusion requirements in patients with prolonged ICU LOS.......[Read More]
Promoting Staff Resilience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Promoting Staff Resilience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Are there interventions to improve resilience in health care professionals?......[Read More]
Optimal Timing of Transfer Out of the Intensive Care Unit

Optimal Timing of Transfer Out of the Intensive Care Unit

Is there a golden hour for transferring patients? Learn more about optimizing ICU transfers.......[Read More]
Predictors for Good Functional Outcome After Neurocritical Care

Predictors for Good Functional Outcome After Neurocritical Care

Strong clinical predictors of outcome may help to direct treatment guidelines and front-line options.......[Read More]
Limits on Clinicians' Discretion to Unilaterally Refuse Treatment

Limits on Clinicians' Discretion to Unilaterally Refuse Treatment

Patients vary regarding the amount and type of treatment they are willing to accept in the face of advanced critical illness. What factors matter most and who, if anyone, should play the heavy?......[Read More]
MARS and Hemostasis in Patients at High Risk of Bleeding

MARS and Hemostasis in Patients at High Risk of Bleeding

A look at the effects of liver support using a molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) on the coagulation system in patients at high risk of bleeding.......[Read More]