Search Tag: ARDS

ICU Management

Prone Positioning in Patients Receiving vvECMO for ARDS

2022 25 Jan

Several studies have supported the efficacy of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vvECMO) to improve survival in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is one of the primary causes of admission to the ICU. The use of an effective approach to support respiratory function in patients with severe respiratory failure is thus... Read more

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Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients

2021 22 Feb

Report of a Symposium Presented at LIVES 2020  33rd Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine  Moderator  Vito Marco Ranieri (Bologna, Italy)  Speakers  Why Do We Need Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?  Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore (Chieti, Italy)  How Should We Manage Sedation in Critically-Ill... Read more

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ECMO, Mortality and ARDS

2021 01 Feb

An in-depth analysis was conducted in Germany to evaluate whether mortailty in Germany in Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) therapy differed from previously reported literature.  Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a critical component of intensive care therapy. There are various conditions that require the use of ECLS. The term ECLS encompasses... Read more

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Nebulised Heparin for Patients with ARDS

2021 25 Jan

Mechanical ventilation in the ICU for 48 hours or longer is known to be associated with ARDS, which could be present either when ventilatory support is initiated or develop afterwards, typically during the first five days. ARDS affects approximately 23% of mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients and has a mortality of nearly 46%. Patients... Read more

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Challenges in the Management of the Critically Ill Patient

2019 26 Sep

Interview with Massimo Antonelli, Professor of Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy   Massimo Antonelli is a Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. He serves as the Director of the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Emergency... Read more

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ARDS and Precision Medicine

2017 16 Mar

What is the path forward for treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Is it big trials (favoured by clinical scientists) or further insight into disease physiopathology (favoured by basic scientists)? Or both? Funding resources are limited and the debate is wide open. In the post-genomic era, a new direction is needed. On 20 January 2015,... Read more