Search Tag: critically ill patients

ICU Management

Effect of Higher Protein Dosing in Critically Ill Patients

2023 06 Feb

The international critical care nutrition guidelines recommend a wide range of protein doses that are based on low-quality evidence. The impact of high-dose protein in critically ill patients is unknown.  A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a higher dose of protein improves clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. This was an... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Care Canada Forum 2022

2022 23 Nov

Find Critical Care Canada Forum on Social Media Read more

Executive Health Management

NHS Announces World-first National Genetic Testing Service

2022 18 Oct

NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard announced the NHS will be able to diagnose and save the lives of thousands of severely ill children and babies with a world-first national genetic testing service.   The service is based in Exeter, England, and launched as part of the NHS Genomics Strategy. The service builds on the NHS’s Long-Term Plan to... Read more

ICU Management

Antibiotic Resistance

2022 14 Oct

Infections occur frequently in critically ill patients in the ICU. They may be the reason for admission and could also be due to immunosuppression associated with critical illness. Antibiotics are essential tools for treating both common and complex infections. It is recommended that antibiotics should be administered as soon as possible once an infection... Read more

ICU Management

Short Acting Beta-Blockers in Critically Ill Patients With Heart Failure

2022 14 Oct

An overview of the clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of landiolol for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter with heart failure and effective heart rate control during arrhythmias. Supraventricular arrhythmias (SVTs) are common in post-operative and cardiac ICUs. SVTs increase the risk of death as well as... Read more

ICU Management

Effect of Daily Written Updates for Families of ICU Patients

2022 25 Aug

ICU patients are often too ill to make decisions for themselves and need family members or surrogates to make medical decisions on their behalf. Surrogates may have to use substituted judgment when the critically ill patient has left no advanced directives. In such a situation, the surrogate may have to make decisions by considering what the patient... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep Assessment in Critically Ill Adults

2022 25 Jul

Sleep in adult patients in the ICU is severely disturbed and typically short, light and fragmented. In addition, interventions in the ICU such as sedation, ventilation and illness can alter sleep characteristics. Some of the most common causes of sleep disruption include environmental factors such as noise and light; physiologic factors, such as pain,... Read more

ICU Management

Ionized or Total Magnesium levels—What Should We Measure in Critically Ill Patients?

2022 09 Jun

Find Nova Biomedical On Social Media Webinar Dates:  Thursday, June 9th, 2:00 PM ET  Thursday, June 23rd, 2:00 PM ET Read more

ICU Management

Analgesia, Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade in Critically Ill Patients

2022 25 May

A Practical Approach for Intensivists A practical approach to analgesia, sedation and neuromuscular blockade of critically ill patients and a discussion on potential benefits, adverse effects and current professional international recommendations. Introduction Patients hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are naturally prone to... Read more

ICU Management

Estimated Plasma Volume (ePV) in Critical Care

2022 28 Apr

  Speakers     Thomas Metkus, MD Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Departments of Medicine and Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine   Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FACRS Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs... Read more