Pregnant women admitted to ICU with 2009 H1N1 influenza were more likely to deliver preterm and low birth-weight infants.
Vecuronium Bromide, a neuromuscular blocker, is indicated as adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
Patients with malignant pleural effusion may care more about relieving symptoms such as dyspnea as opposed to achieving pleurodesis.
A 27-item questionnaire was a valid clinical tool for assessing post-intensive care syndrome.
According to the Company, a Phase 1 placebo-controlled, dose-escalation study of BXCL501 is expected to enroll up to 60 healthy adults across various dosing groups; pharmacokinetics and safety will be evaluated as primary endpoints.
The nurse practice environment was the best predictor of poor-quality end-of-life care.
Patients with comorbid stable COPD and chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure have improved symptoms and survival rates with high-intensity noninvasive ventilation.
Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic management resulted in lower antibiotic exposure while maintaining similar mortality rates in patients with bacteremia.
Stethoscopes in the intensive care unit have high levels of bacterial contamination.
A cluster-randomized clinical trial of low tidal volume ventilation vs usual care in patients with acute respiratory failure was determined to be unfeasible.
The use of a more contextual, personalized, probabilistic, outcomes-based approach for interpretation of laboratory values in patients in an intensive care unit may be beneficial.
Using the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference definition of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome identifies more patients with the condition than the Berlin definition.
Transcriptomic sepsis response signatures may be helpful to identify patient response to corticosteroids at the onset of septic shock.
Larger pectoralis muscle area at intensive care unit admission was associated with significantly better outcomes, including higher rates of 6-month survival.
Convergent validity was high between the "respiratory symptoms" subscale of the S3-NIV questionnaire and the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.
Cholestenoic acid may represent a unique and clinically important biomarker for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The smartphone-based app can cut both the severity of advanced cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions.
The term "intensive care unit" (ICU) was meant to refer to the intensity of the resources allocated to patient care.
Excessive numbers of negative clinical trials — many of which may be false-negative trials — are a major impediment to the advancement of critical care medicine.
A recent report published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine describes the case of a male patient who experienced HCTZ-induced pulmonary edema that was complicated by ARDS.
A pleural adherence score derived from thoracic ultrasound at 24 hours post-talc administration is predictive of long-term pleurodesis success in patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusion.
Hospital readmission was also more likely in individuals whose first spontaneous pneumothorax occurred after 2008 compared with before 2008.
No decrease in duration vs placebo in patients with hypoactive or hyperactive delirium in ICU.
Remimazolam was safe and effective for achieving moderate sedation in patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy.
Antibiotic treatment started sooner in individuals with sepsis treated with advanced life support who did not have hypotension.
After high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy, 15% of patients had to be intubated and mechanically ventilated, but the majority stepped down to regular oxygen therapy.
Vasopressor requirement, transfusions, neurologic dysfunction, coagulopathy, and acute respiratory distress syndrome were related to higher mortality after multivariate analysis.
Vitamin C was associated with lower mortality rates, shorter lengths of ICU stay, and shorter durations of vasopressor use in patients with sepsis.
Alcohol abuse, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, and pulmonary circulation disorders increased the risk for noninvasive ventilation in a COPD exacerbation.
Previous antibiotic use and mechanical invasive ventilation were risk factors for multidrug-resistant pathogens in hospital-associated or ventilator-associated pneumonia.