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#ISICEM22: HFNO Alone Versus HFNO Alternated With NIV (FLORALI-IM Study)

2022 23 Mar

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is recommended for immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure in the ICU. However, it can have harmful effects. High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) alone could be an alternative strategy to reduce mortality.  The HFNC Alone or Associated With NIV for Immunocompromised Patients Admitted to ICU for Acute Respiratory... Read more

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New Applications of Pulse Oximetry

2021 24 Jun

The clinical applications of pulse oximetry go far beyond the mere monitoring of SpO 2 . From home to ICUs, pulse oximeters may help to improve quality of care in patients with respiratory and circulatory disorders, in particular those with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). P ulse oximetry was developed in the 1970’s to monitor... Read more

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NAVA Mode In Adult Acute Respiratory Failure - First Installment

2021 27 Jan

Speaker Jesús Villar, MD, PhD There will be total of 4 webinars, Save the date for our other events:  February 19 - NAVA: The Science, Management and implementation in the NICU.   March 3 -  Difficult weaning from the ventilator: NAVA is helpful.           End of April ( TBD) -  NAVA: Insights from RESTUS study.  Find Ge Read more

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Extracorporeal Life Support for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

2019 18 Aug

Millions of people with acute respiratory failure are hospitalised every year. Nearly half of these patients require invasive mechanical ventilation. In-hospital mortality in these patients is quite high. Despite the fact that mechanical ventilation is the primary management tool for such patients, it is associated with major complications that increase... Read more

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Ventilation-induced diaphragm atrophy impacts clinical outcomes

2018 23 Jan

Diaphragm atrophy developing during mechanical ventilation is associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and ICU admission and an increased risk of complications of acute respiratory failure, according to new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The findings suggest the need for clinicians to target... Read more

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Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

2016 28 Jun

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU found that SRT did not affect hospital length of stay. The study, performed  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, is published in JAMA . Lead author Peter E. Morris, MD , of the University... Read more

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Respiratory Failure: Is Noninvasive Ventilation Effective?

2015 07 Oct

A multicentre study finds that early noninvasive ventilation, compared with oxygen therapy alone, did not reduce the risk of 28-day mortality among immunocompromised patients admitted to the ICU with hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure. The study is published by JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the 28th annual congress of the European Society... Read more

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Study: Sedation Protocol Does Not Reduce Time of Respiratory Support

2015 21 Jan

The use of a nurse-implemented, goal­-directed sedation protocol compared with usual care did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in children with acute respiratory failure, according to a University of Pennsylvania-led study published in JAMA . Sedation therapy benefits critically ill infants and children; however, it is also associated... Read more