On-demand nebulization of acetylcysteine with salbutamol did not result in an inferior number of ventilator-free days compared with routine nebulization.
A revisit to the emergency department within 30 days of a previous visit predicted poor outcomes in elderly adults.
A study sought to determine whether bag-mask ventilation was noninferior to endotracheal intubation as initial airway management during advanced cardiac life support during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Prophylactic haloperidol does not improve survival at 28 days compared with placebo in critically ill adults
An overall higher mortality rate was associated with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS management with PEEP levels lower than those recommended by the ARDS Network PEEP/FiO2 protocol.
Off-label use of inhaled nitric oxide is not associated with reduced mortality in neonates born at 22 to 29 weeks'gestation with RDS.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia appeared to increase their mortality risk.
Enteral nutritional support was not clinically superior to parenteral nutritional support in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
Adults with cardiac arrest have better outcomes with continuous compressions with asynchronous ventilations or compression-to-ventilation ratios of 30:2.
A randomized trial sought to determine whether the use of titrated positive end-expiratory pressure influenced the 28-day mortality risk in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
A low tidal volume ventilation strategy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome demonstrated a trend toward improved mortality.
Extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis seems to be safe and effective for patients getting liver surgery.
Transesophageal echocardiography can be used safely and effectively by critical care fellows to assess and manage cardiopulmonary failure when transthoracic echocardiography fails to provide adequate views.
Incidence of delirium and coma were not prevented with early initiation of simvastatin in patients on mechanical ventilation.