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Barriers to Nurse-Led Pain Management in ICU

2022 09 Nov

Approximately 58% of patients in the ICU experience pain. Pain can lead to additional consequences, including delirium, decreased healing and adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. Hence, effective pain management is an integral component of a critical care nurse's role. Commonly used pain assessment tools depend on a patient's ability... Read more

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Perioperative Dexmedetomidine and Postoperative Delirium

2021 21 Sep

Delirium is very common in patients who undergo major cardiac and non-cardiac surgery. Delirium is associated with postoperative mortality, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, increased length of stay in the hospital and postoperative complications and morbidity.   A study was conducted to investigate the effect of perioperative administration of... Read more

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Challenges in the Management of Severe SARS-CoV2 Infection in Elderly Patients

2020 14 Sep

Elderly patients have damaging and serious complications when they acquire SARS-CoV2 infection. It is thus important to consider this particular age group for better management of COVID-19. The gradual reversal of the population pyramid that has developed in recent decades has resulted in older adults being mostly affected in a pandemic... 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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Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

2017 15 Sep

Reviews the latest evidence evaluating physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit setting and future directions for the field.   Survivors of critical illness frequently experience poor physical outcomes, including persistent impairments in muscle strength, exercise capacity and physical function (Pfoh et al. 2016; Herridge et al. 2011;... Read more

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Does Dexmedetomidine Reduce Delirium by Improving Sleep?

2016 30 Nov

Delirium is a common complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and its occurrence is associated with worse outcome (Inouye et al. 2014; Abelha et al. 2013). Sleep disturbances are considered one of the important risk factors of delirium development (Flink et al. 2012). Recent evidence shows that dexmedetomidine, either at sedative or non-sedative... Read more