Kenya: Covid-19 - Mombasa Bans Home-Based Care Over Improper ICUs
[Nation] Mombasa County's Covid-19 response committee has banned home-based care, saying individuals have started setting up improper intensive care units (ICU) in their homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What and who should we focus in pediatric injury prevention - an analysis of critical pediatric trauma in a major trauma center in Hong Kong - Kuok CI, Chan WKY, Kwok AWL.
BACKGROUND: Understanding trauma epidemiology is essential in formulating region-specific strategies for injury prevention. Our study aimed to evaluate the characteristics and clinical outcomes of critical pediatric trauma requiring intensive care in Hong ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nanotech device can detect risk for serious complication during pregnancy
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy.The condition, placenta accreta spectrum disorder, occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall and fails to detach from the uterus after childbirth. It can lead to significant blood loss during pregnancy and delivery, requiring blood transfusions and intensive care, and it can result in serious illness and infection and can even be fatal for the mother. The condition occurs in less than 0.5% of pregnancies.Currently, placenta accreta spectrum disorder is diag...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Civil Society Leading Covid-19 Mask Campaign in South Asia – Podcast
Civil society leading Covid-19 mask campaign in South AsiaBy Marty LoganKATHMANDU, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) Footage of flames engulfing bodies at makeshift funeral pyres and stories of people dying in cars as drivers desperately raced from hospital to hospital seeking a bed. These scenes marked the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India just months ago. Nepal was similarly walloped: staff turned away people at intensive care units and patients attached to oxygen cylinders were being treated in parking lots. Other South Asian countries were less affected but overall Covid-19 has officially killed 450,000 people in the regio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marty Logan Tags: Civil Society Headlines Health Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital
It's a scenario playing out time and again at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, where 22 people died from the virus in the first 23 days of July.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  FDA Allows Lilly's COVID-19 Drug to Be Taken Without Remdesivir US  FDA Allows Lilly's COVID-19 Drug to Be Taken Without Remdesivir
The US health regulator expanded the emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly's COVID-19 drug baricitinib, saying it could now be used without taking Gilead's drug remdesivir along with it, Lilly said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delta variant sparks current COVID-19 surge in the Eastern Mediterranean Region amid low ...
Cairo, 29 July 2021 – The circulation of the Delta variant is fuelling the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in an increasing number of countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region. It is now being reported in 15 out of the 22 countries of the Region. The Delta variant is becoming the dominant strain of the virus in several of these countries, with infections mostly being reported among people who have yet to be vaccinated. It is more transmissible than the original virus and other detected variants of concern. The Region has also reported a substantial increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and dea...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 29, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

How Many COVID Cases Do We Really Have? How Many COVID Cases Do We Really Have?
Knowing the number of COVID infections is critical for many reasons, but the true count has been tricky to pin down.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Hospital Morgues Fill as Death Count Climbs in Missouri Hospital Morgues Fill as Death Count Climbs in Missouri
Missouri has the nation's fourth-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week, with one in every 360 people diagnosed with COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are You at Legal Risk for Speaking at Conferences? Are You at Legal Risk for Speaking at Conferences?
Attorneys say participants who sign agreements to speak at conferences should be aware of all their rights and responsibilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Maternal childhood adversity as a risk for perinatal complications and NICU hospitalization - Ciciolla L, Shreffler KM, Tiemeyer S.
OBJECTIVE: To examine maternal childhood adversity in relation to increased risk for maternal and infant perinatal complications and newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admittance. METHODS: A sample of 164 women recruited at their first pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acute intoxications in the intensive care unit: a  10-year analysis - Siedler S, Trageser HB, Grensemann J, Hilgarth H, Simon M, Kluge S.
This study characterizes cases of acute intoxications from an intensive care perspective. OBJECTIVES: All ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Corneal Changes May Signal Long COVID, Study Shows Corneal Changes May Signal Long COVID, Study Shows
Nerve fiber loss and an increase in dendritic or key immune cells on the cornea may help identify Long COVID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?
One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil did not have access to an intensive care unit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASH SUBRAMANIAN: As a surgeon, stress of the pandemic drove me to the brink
ASH SUBRAMANIAN: I'm middle-aged, male, Asian and a bit overweight. Most patients in our intensive care unit (ICU) fitted that profile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Cardiac'Electrical Storm' Is Coming! A Cardiac'Electrical Storm' Is Coming!
Dr Mattu describes and offers advice on evaluating and caring for patients presenting with a cardiac condition known as the'electrical storm. 'Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital
The country's health minister says two coronavirus patients have died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility’s intensive care unit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Quality of care across and within neonatal intensive-care units in the US varies by race and ethnicity, according to a new study that points to systemic and structural racism starting at birth.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Mental disorders and risk of COVID-19-related mortality, hospitalisation, and intensive care unit admission: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Lancet Psychiatry
Summary Background Mental disorders might be a risk factor for severe COVID-19. We aimed to assess the specific risks of COVID-19-related mortality, hospitalisation, and intensive care unit (ICU) admission associated with any pre-existing mental disorder, and specific diagnostic categories of mental disorders, and exposure to psychopharmacological drug classes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic Review of VAP Diagnostics in Intensive Care Systematic Review of VAP Diagnostics in Intensive Care
A new review highlights the need for standardized diagnostic criteria for ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19
Is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation an effective strategy for critically ill COVID-19 patients? In which patients should it be considered?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

P2Y12 Inhibitors+Aspirin vs. Aspirin Alone in Minor Stroke P2Y12 Inhibitors+Aspirin vs. Aspirin Alone in Minor Stroke
This review compared the effectiveness and safety of DAPT therapy with P2Y12 inhibitors and aspirin versus aspirin monotherapy in patients with mild ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin-C Induced Hyperglycemia in a Dialysis Patient Vitamin-C Induced Hyperglycemia in a Dialysis Patient
High-dose vitamin C is increasingly used for sepsis and recently for treating COVID-19, but the adverse effects of this treatment in vulnerable patients may be underreported, as seen in this case.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Farewell CKMB: ESC Study Group on Cardiac Biomarkers Farewell CKMB: ESC Study Group on Cardiac Biomarkers
The ESC Biomarker Study Group of the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care explains why CKMB should be eliminated as a biomarker for evaluating patients with cardiovascular disease.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shortages Reveal Low Priority of Women ’s Health in Nepal
Chiring Tamang holds the family’s new baby while his wife Priya looks on. She delivered the girl at home in their village in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in February 2021. Credit: Marty Logan / IPSBy Marty LoganKathmandu, Nepal, Jul 21 2021 (IPS) One year after Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH) appealed to international organisations in the country to urgently supply a drug used to stop excessive bleeding after childbirth, a UN agency has delivered $1 million worth of contraceptives to prevent another shortage. The 1.6 million cycles of oral contraceptive pills and 776,000 units of injectable contracep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marty Logan Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health contraceptives UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Many ICU staff have experienced mental health conditions in COVID-19 pandemic
(Imperial College London) A high proportion of staff working in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced mental health conditions, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New method predicts COVID-19 severity, could help with hospital triage
(American Chemical Society) During the height of the pandemic, some hospitals were overwhelmed with patients seeking treatment for COVID-19. This situation could happen again during future outbreaks, especially with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern on the rise. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Analytical Chemistry have developed a blood test to predict which people infected with COVID-19 are most likely to experience serious symptoms, which could help health care workers prioritize patients for hospitalization and intensive care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mental disorders and risk of COVID-19-related mortality, hospitalisation, and intensive care unit admission: a systematic review and meta-analysis, The Lancet Psychiatry
Review (33 studies; 23 included in meta-analysis) found the presence of any pre-existing mental disorder was associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 mortality (OR 2.00; 95% CI 1.58 –2.54), as was exposure to antipsychotics, anxiolytics and antidepressants. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations for Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Updated Recommendations for Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
ACIP has reaffirmed its interim recommendation for use of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, with an included warning that rare clotting events might occur after vaccination among women aged 18-49 years.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic
In this commentary, the authors describe a COVID rehabilitation paradox: geriatric rehabilitation is needed now more than ever, but the COVID-19 pandemic has depleted the resources needed.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

EXperienceS and aTtitudes towards Agitated behaviours in Traumatic brain injury in the Intensive Care unit patients (EXSTATIC): a protocol for an interprofessional mixed-method study - Saavedra-Mitjans M, David PM, Frenette AJ, Arbour C, Perreault M, Williams V, Bernard F, Williamson D.
INTRODUCTION: Agitation and violent behaviours are common conditions developed by patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) in intensive care units (ICUs). Healthcare professionals caring for these patients have various tools to manage these behavio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What's the Chance That COVID-19 Vaccines Are Gene Therapy?'Zero'What's the Chance That COVID-19 Vaccines Are Gene Therapy?'Zero '
Much of the misinformation surrounding vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna involve fear that they will alter our genes. But the science shows there is"zero" chance of that happening.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Staphylococcus aureus Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Study of Bacterio-Epidemiological Profile and Virulence Factors
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) represents a major cause of nosocomial infections in the intensive care units in which Staphylococcus aureus is frequently involved. Better knowledge of this pathogen is required in order to enhance the patient's treatment and care. In this article, we studied the bacteriological profile and virulence factors of S. aureus-related VAP on a 3-year period. We included a collection of S. aureus strains (n = 35) isolated from respiratory samples from patients diagnosed with VAP in the intensive care units. We studied the bacteriological aspects and we searched for the presence of virulence ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel in Talks With Pharma Companies About COVID Booster Jab Israel in Talks With Pharma Companies About COVID Booster Jab
Israel is discussing COVID-19 booster shots with drug companies, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, as the country grapples with an outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Warns Against People Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines WHO Warns Against People Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines
The WHO's chief scientist advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a'dangerous trend'since more data is needed about the health impact.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Italy Approves GSK-Vir Antibody to Treat COVID-19 Italy Approves GSK-Vir Antibody to Treat COVID-19
Italy approved the temporary distribution of a coronavirus antibody treatment by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and US company Vir Biotechnology, the health ministry said in a statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 deaths in Africa Surge More Than 40% Over Previous Week
[WHO] Brazzaville -- Africa has recorded a 43% week-on-week rise in COVID-19 deaths, as hospital admissions increase rapidly and countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early Heparin Treatment Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality Early Heparin Treatment Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality
Early treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin significantly reduces death in COVID patients, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mississippi health officer warns about Covid-19 surge that has put 7 children in intensive care
Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned residents about a surge of Covid-19 cases in the southern state on Tuesday and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi health officials warn about delta 'surge' as 7 children in ICU due to COVID-19
Of the seven children diagnosed with COVID-19 currently in the intensive care unit, two are on ventilators, Mississippi State Health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa ICU Facilities Full as Coronavirus Cases Surge
[Nation] Nafisa Hussein cannot believe she is still alive, four days after her family made frantic calls to hospitals in Mombasa searching for a bed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurses' Perceptions of Telemedicine Adoption in the ICU Nurses' Perceptions of Telemedicine Adoption in the ICU
How do nurses feel about the implementation of telemedicine technology in intensive care units?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality: Sex differences
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Males with COVID-19 had significantly higher rates of hospitalization and of transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) according to a new study. A higher percentage of males died of COVID-19 compared to females (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu jab may reduce severe effects of Covid, suggests study
Analysis of 75,000 coronavirus patients found fewer major health problems among people with flu jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who are vaccinated against influenza may be partly protected against some of the severe effects of coronavirus, and be less likely to need emergency care, according to a major study.The analysis of nearly 75,000 Covid patients found significant reductions in stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and sepsis, and fewer admissions to emergency departments and intensive care units, among those who had been given the flu jab.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health UK news Source Type: news

Government announces 50 new cases amid fears of extended lockdown – as it happened
NSW reports 47 people in hospital, with 16 in intensive care including a teenager. This blog is now closedBerejiklian warns of ‘prolonged lockdown’ after NSW records 50 new casesWhat went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid‘Stuffed’: how Australia’s ‘unconscionable’ gamble on Covid vaccines backfiredLatest Sydney lockdown restrictions explainedDownload the free Guardian app;Get our morning email briefing8.57amBSTWe ’re going to wind things up for the evening. Here’s a reminder of what we learned today:8.52amBSTNSW has updated its list of venues of concern...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus (now) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

AI-Driven ECG for COVID-19 Rule-Out Has Mobile Potential AI-Driven ECG for COVID-19 Rule-Out Has Mobile Potential
The negative predictive value was 99% for ECGs assembled from patients around the world with a COVID-19 prevalence of 5%. It was still 90% when the simulated prevalence was raised to pandemic levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low Testosterone Linked to Worse COVID Outcome Low Testosterone Linked to Worse COVID Outcome
Hypogonadism present at hospital admission for COVID-19 is independently associated with poor outcome, finds a new study from Italy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Comparison of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for identifying culture-positive sepsis in the emergency department: a prospective cross-sectional multicentre study
Objective: To compare the daily practice of two emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands, where systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score are used differently as screening tools for culture-positive sepsis.; Design: A prospective cross-sectional multicentre study.; Setting: Two EDs at two European clinical teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.; Participants: 760 patients with suspected infection who met SIRS criteria or had a qualifying qSOFA score who were treated at two EDs in the Netherlands from 1 January to 1 March 2018 were included.; Met...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Presepsin values and prognostic nutritional index predict mortality in intensive care unit patients with sepsis: a pilot study
This study aimed to determine whether presepsin values can predict mortality in patients with sepsis.; Results: Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, Log-rank test, and multivariate analysis identified presepsin values and Prognostic Nutritional Index as predictors of mortality in sepsis patients. Presepsin value on Day 1 was a predictor of early mortality, i.e., death within 7 days of ICU admission; ROC curve analysis revealed an AUC of 0.84, sensitivity of 89%, and specificity of 77%; and multivariate analysis showed an OR of 1.0007, with a 95%CI of 1.0001-1.0013 (p = 0.0320). (Source: Current Awareness...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of Body Mass Index on the Survival of Patients with Sepsis with Different Modified NUTRIC Scores
Nutritional status affects the survival of patients with sepsis. This retrospective study analyzed the impact of body mass index (BMI) and modified nutrition risk in critically ill (mNUTRIC) scores on survival of these patients. Data of 1291 patients with sepsis admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) were extracted. The outcomes were mortality, duration of stay, ICU stay, and survival curve for 90-day mortality. Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the risk factors for mortality. Cytokine and biomarker levels were analyzed in 165 patients. The 90-day survival of underweight patients with low mNUTRIC sco...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news