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Helmet-Based Ventilation Had Better Results than Facemask for ARDS Patients

2016 17 May

Results of a trial of helmet-based ventilation have shown that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a facemask helped critically ill patients breathe better and reduced their need for mechanical ventilation. In the trial, patients who were treated with helmet ventilation spent less time in the intensive care unit and lower mortality. The... Read more

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ARDS Prevalence in LUNG-SAFE Study Questioned

2016 03 May

The recent publication of the results from the Large Observational Study to Understand the Global Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure (LUNG SAFE) study has prompted a rejoinder from Jesús Villar, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain and colleagues Marcus J. Schultz and Robert M. Kacmarek, writing in Critical... Read more

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Cochrane: High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Not Supported for ARDS

2016 19 Apr

High-frequency oscillation ventilation does not reduce hospital and 30-day mortality in acute respiratory distress patients, compared to conventional mechanical ventilation. These are the findings of the 2016 updated Cochrane Systematic Review. The systematic review, by Sachin Sud, Trillium Health Center, University of Toronto, Division of Critical... Read more

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS

2016 11 Mar

Improved Outcomes of Immunocompromised Patients Admitted to the ICU Immunocompromised patients, who include patients with haematological malignancies (HMs), solid tumours, solid-organ transplants, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or long-term corticosteroid use, are increasingly admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Their survival has improved... Read more

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ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated

2016 11 Mar

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) seems to be underrecognised, under-treated and associated with a high risk of mortality, according to the results of the ESICM LUNG-SAFE observational study, published in JAMA . Speaking to ICU Management & Practice, John G. Laffey , MD, MA, of the Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine,... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated - LUNG-SAFE Results

2016 22 Feb

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDs) seems to be under-recognised, under-treated and associated with a high risk of mortality, despite the ARDS Berlin definition and good evidence on treatments. The results of the ESICM LUNG-SAFE observational study are published in JAMA. Speaking to ICU Management, John G. Laffey , MD, MA, of the Departments... Read more

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Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

2016 14 Jan

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients, particularly in trauma patients and current smokers. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , indicate that ozone exposure may represent... Read more

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Accurately Setting PEEP with Transpulmonary Pressure

2015 29 Oct

Choose an optimal PEEP setting with the help of the transpulmonary pressure measurement on our high-end ventilators, HAMILTON-G5 and HAMILTON-S1 .   Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by a decrease in respiratory system compliance due to a collapsed lung and/or a decrease in chest wall compliance. When mechanical ventilation... Read more