Critical Care

Neonates With Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Does Inhaled Nitric Oxide Reduce Mortality?

Neonates With Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Does Inhaled Nitric Oxide Reduce Mortality?

Off-label use of inhaled nitric oxide is not associated with reduced mortality in neonates born at 22 to 29 weeks'gestation with RDS.

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

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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 Severe CAP Increased Mortality Risk

Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Severe CAP Increased Mortality Risk

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Invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia appeared to increase their mortality risk.

Enteral vs Parenteral Nutrition in Critical Care Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

Enteral vs Parenteral Nutrition in Critical Care Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

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Enteral nutritional support was not clinically superior to parenteral nutritional support in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

Examining Compression-to-Ventilation Ratios for Optimal Neurologic, Survival Outcomes

Examining Compression-to-Ventilation Ratios for Optimal Neurologic, Survival Outcomes

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Adults with cardiac arrest have better outcomes with continuous compressions with asynchronous ventilations or compression-to-ventilation ratios of 30:2.

Lung Recruitment Maneuver With Titrated PEEP Increases Mortality in Moderate to Severe ARDS

Lung Recruitment Maneuver With Titrated PEEP Increases Mortality in Moderate to Severe ARDS

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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.

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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A low tidal volume ventilation strategy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome demonstrated a trend toward improved mortality.

Extended VTE Pharmacologic Thromboprophylaxis Is Safe After Liver Surgery

Extended VTE Pharmacologic Thromboprophylaxis Is Safe After Liver Surgery

Extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis seems to be safe and effective for patients getting liver surgery.

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

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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.

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

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Incidence of delirium and coma were not prevented with early initiation of simvastatin in patients on mechanical ventilation.

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