Effects of nutrition factors on mortality and sepsis occurrence in a multicenter university-based surgical intensive care unit in Thailand (THAI-SICU study)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the role of nutrition factors on a 28-d mortality outcome and sepsis occurrence in surgical intensive care unit. Nutrition factors affecting the mortality or sepsis occurrence in this study were BMI, enteral feeding or combination with parenteral nutrition, severe weight loss, preadmission albumin ≤2.5, and at risk according to NRS-2002. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Troponin I Elevation on Duration of Mechanical Ventilation and Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay in Patients With Sepsis
Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Recent studies suggest that troponin elevation is associated with increased mortality in sepsis patients. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of troponin elevation on mechanical ventilation duration and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay in patients with sepsis. Additionally, we investigated the association between troponin elevation and septic shock. Troponin elevation was associated with longer duration of mechanical ventilation in patients admitted to ICU with sepsis. Troponin elevation was associated with higher risk for development of septic ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

i-DEF Trial Keeps Hope Alive for Deferoxamine in Brain Bleeds i-DEF Trial Keeps Hope Alive for Deferoxamine in Brain Bleeds
The iron chelator was promising enough in a phase 2 futility design trial to have investigators looking ahead to further trials in intracranial hemorrhage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Music therapy program at UCLA aims to help premature infants develop feeding skills
It ’s a Friday morning in January when Jana Gallus, 32, and Gregor Martynus, 35, peek their heads over their triplets’ set of bassinets in their Westwood apartment. Six-month-olds Ada, Kian and Nico are just waking up, kicking with excitement and beaming from ear to ear.It ’s a daily moment that Gallus and Martynus say doesn’t get old. The triplets have come a long way since July, when they were born early, at 31 weeks, with weights ranging from 2.5 to 4 pounds. For 52 days, the trio were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.As the UCLA tea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Istanbul Building Collapse Death Toll Rises
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says the death toll from a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 21. Minister Suleyman Soylu spoke late Saturday, saying those who made "mistakes" would be held accountable. The eight-story building in the city's Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday. Rescue workers remain at the site and it is unclear how many more people are missing. The collapsed building had 14 apartments, 43 registered residents and three businesses. Thirteen people pulled from the rubble have been hospitalized and seven remain in intensive care. Chief Doctor Recep Demirhan sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents International News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Decontamination of the mouth or digestive tract was not linked to reductions in drug-resistant bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
Decontamination strategies to remove potentially harmful bacteria from the mouth, throat and gut of critically ill patients don't reduce the risk of intensive care unit-acquired bloodstream infections or deaths from bacteria that were resistant to antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burdens of Invasive MSSA and MRSA Disease Burdens of Invasive MSSA and MRSA Disease
What have we learned about the burdens and mortality rates of invasive MSSA and MRSA infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Safety board OKs continuation of CytoSorbents endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it the Data Safety Monitoring Board of its REMOVE trial gave the company the green light to continue the study after analyzing data from the first 50 patients. The German gov’t-funded randomized, controlled, multi-center 250-patient REMOVE trial, which was launched in late 2017, looked to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improved hemodyna...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

How Do You Handle Tough Conversations With Your Patients? How Do You Handle Tough Conversations With Your Patients?
Although many physicians believe it is their duty to talk about prognosis and life expectancy, many patients don't want to have that discussion.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Survival analysis and mortality predictors of hospitalized severe burn victims in a Malaysian burns intensive care unit - Tan Chor Lip H, Tan JH, Thomas M, Imran FH, Azmah Tuan Mat TN.
BACKGROUND: Prognostic measures to determine burn mortality are essential in evaluating the severity of individual burn victims. This is an important process of triaging patients with high risk of mortality that may be nursed in the acute care setting. Mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

​IVF linked to slightly higher risk of maternal complications:
Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization, have a slightly higher risk of a complication which can include bleeding, serious infections, and admission to the intensive care unit around the time of delivery, according to a new Canadian study . (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

​IVF linked to slightly higher risk of maternal complications
Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization, have a slightly higher risk of a complication which can include bleeding, serious infections, and admission to the intensive care unit around the time of delivery, according to a new Canadian study . (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Severe Flu More Likely to Have Poor Outcomes Pregnant Women With Severe Flu More Likely to Have Poor Outcomes
Pregnant women so sick with influenza that they're admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more likely to have premature and underweight babies than expectant mothers with milder flu and those who don't catch flu at all, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

South Africa: Driehoek Pupil's Mother in ICU After Car Crash - Daughter
[News24Wire] The woman who was seriously injured while on her way to H öerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on Friday is in intensive care, her daughter said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women with severe flu more likely to have poor outcomes
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women so sick with influenza that they're admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more likely to have premature and underweight babies than expectant mothers with milder flu and those who don't catch flu at all, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Efficacy of the treatment of elderly trauma patients requiring intensive care - Oshima K, Murata M, Aoki M, Nakajima J, Sawada Y, Isshiki Y, Ichikawa Y, Fukushima K, Hagiwara S, Hinohara H.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of intensive care for the elderly trauma patients aged 80 years and older. METHODS: Trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) through the emergency room (ER) at our hospital between January 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NHS documentary reveals emotional stories of children at an overwhelmed cardiac intensive care unit  
This week's episode of Hospital on BBC Two follows patients and staff at the paediatric cardiology unit in Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool as they battle heart conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management of early- and late-onset sepsis: results from a survey in 80 German NICUs
This journal article states that the management of early- (EOS) and late-onset sepsis (LOS) and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) has not been extensively evaluated. In summary, it reveals a significant gap between recent national German guidelines and daily practices in German NICUs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis News Tops Critical Care Meeting Agenda Sepsis News Tops Critical Care Meeting Agenda
Sepsis will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress, with research presentations, discussions, and debates on the management and treatment of affected patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Fractures, head injuries common in e-scooter collisions, according to UCLA research
UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department.The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated at the emergency departments of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. The study found that about one-third of them arrived by ambulance, an indication of the severity of their injuries.West Los Angeles is the epicenter of the electric scooter phenomenon &mdash...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Educational interventions may help parents and caregivers of hospitalized children recognize and address post-intensive care syndrome.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Another ICU Intervention That May Not Work as Advertised Another ICU Intervention That May Not Work as Advertised
Dr Aaron Holley on the continued debate over whether PPIs truly limit GI bleeding in this setting.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Junior doctor reveals the heart-warming tale of her patient's miraculous recovery
Dr Aoife Abbey, an intensive care registrar at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, tells the story of Pat, who suddenly opened his eyes after 40 days in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection measures reviewed after baby’s death
A trust has reviewed infection prevention and control measures after a premature baby was infected with pseudomonas in a neonatal intensive care unit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can a Polymer Help Reduce Deaths from Sepsis?
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in hospitals, and incidences are on the rise, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Two independent cohort studies published in JAMA found that sepsis contributed to 1 in every 2 to 3 deaths.1 Harshu Musunuri wants to help prevent such deaths. Majoring in Chemical Engineering at Stanford, the 18-year-old student is developing a synthetic (polymer) material that could act as both a diagnostic and a therapeutic agent for the bacterial toxins involved in the infections associated with sepsis. She has just won the first Pion...
Source: MDDI - January 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

VA completes ICU project
The VA Western New York Healthcare System has completed a $733,205 intensive care unit renovation project at its Buffalo center. The unit provides specialized treatment services, including post-operative cardiac care, dialysis, cardiac procedures and ventilator support. The 12,000-square-foot project saw renovations in a 15-bed unit that cares for critically ill and complex patients. The project included new lighting, pa tient lifts, telemetry and fire alarm upgrades, as well as aesthetic work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Baltimore doctor, consulting firm expect less in-hospital care, more technology across health care in 2019
Dr. Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins predicts: "Over time, the hospital will become a very large intensive care unit – a place where you go for procedures – while all other care will migrate to the community." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Early Post-Intensive Care Syndrome among Older Adult Sepsis Survivors Receiving Home Care
The authors of this journal article outline how new or worsened disabilities in functional, cognitive, or mental health following an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are referred to as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). PICS has not been described in older adults receiving home care. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between length of ICU stay and PICS among older adults receiving home care. The authors say they expected patients in the ICU for 3 days or longer would demonstrate significantly more disability in all three domains on follow-up than those not in the ICU. A secondary aim was to identify pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulating adrenomedullin estimates survival and reversibility of organ failure in sepsis: the prospective observational multinational Adrenomedullin and Outcome in Sepsis and Septic Shock-1 (AdrenOSS-1) study
The authors of this journal article state that adrenomedullin (ADM) regulates vascular tone and endothelial permeability during sepsis. Levels of circulating biologically active ADM (bio-ADM) show an inverse relationship with blood pressure and a direct relationship with vasopressor requirement. In the present prospective observational multinational Adrenomedullin and Outcome in Sepsis and Septic Shock 1 (, AdrenOSS-1) study, they assessed relationships between circulating bio-ADM during the initial intensive care unit (ICU) stay and short-term outcome in order to eventually design a biomarker-guided randomized controlled ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

APRIL and sTACI could be predictors of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome in sepsis.
The authors of this research article state that although the role of B cells in sepsis immunoregulation has become an interesting topic, there is lack of data on the role of B cell function regulators in prediction of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) and soluble Transmembrane Activator and CAML Interactor Protein (sTACI), the main B cell function regulators, in prediction of MODS development within the first 48h after admission to intensive care unit, among septic patients. The authors say that an elevated level of ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which biomarkers reveal neonatal sepsis?
The authors address the identification of optimal biomarkers for the rapid diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. They employ both canonical correlation analysis (CCA) and sparse support vector machine (SSVM) classifiers to select the best subset of biomarkers from a large hematological data set collected from infants with suspected sepsis from Yale-New Haven Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). CCA is used to select sets of biomarkers of increasing size that are most highly correlated with infection. The effectiveness of these biomarkers is then validated by constructing a sparse support vector machine diagnostic classi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds
An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor gave "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Proactive rounding by ‘expert nurses’ cuts ICU admissions by 40%
Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

REMSA Trains and Graduates 16 Paramedics
RENO, Nev. – The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) Center for Prehospital Education is pleased to announce that 16 students successfully completed the organization’s 12-month paramedic program. The program builds on the existing knowledge and skills of an emergency medical technician (EMT) or an advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT). To complete the program, students must master advanced assessment techniques, complex emergency procedures and effective patient interactions. “REMSA is extremely proud of our newest class of paramedics,” said Cindy Green, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: REMSA (press release) Tags: Press Releases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s Device for Treating Premies with an Opening in Their Hearts
Born at 27 weeks, twin babies Irie and Judah Felkner of Columbus, Ohio, were both fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit when an echocardiogram revealed Irie had a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) that required immediate treatment. "The doctor thought Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo device was the best solution for Irie, and after learning more about the procedure we decided to move forward," said Crissa Felkner, Irie's mother. "You have to live it to fully appreciate what that device did for our daughter. Three days after the procedure, she was making great progress and is now a normal toddle...
Source: MDDI - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Neonatal Medicine| Medscape Neonatal Medicine| Medscape
Neonatal medicine addresses topics such as newborn screening, low birthweight, and neonatal intensive care. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby
When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds her baby then runs the risk of being born preterm, underweight and with a low "Apgar score" -- a gauge of an infant's overall health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- Pregnant women with 2009 H1N1 influenza admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) have an increased risk for adverse birth outcomes, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Birth Defects Research. Kim Newsome, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UPMC to move UPMC Mercy's inpatient OB to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC on Thursday announced it would move inpatient obstetrics, women's health and neonatal intensive care from UPMC Mercy to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in early March.   The move comes as UPMC works both to build its Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital at Mercy's Uptown campus and centralize care at world-renowned UPMC Magee. "Concentrating UPMC’s local obstetric services at Magee, which is less than two miles away from Mercy and is one of the nation’s premi er women’s specialty hospitals,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

West Penn Hospital takes wraps off $23M neonatal intensive care unit
West Penn Hospital on Wednesday unveiled a $23 million investment in its neonatal intensive care unit, its largest level of spending yet in the NICU. The 23-bed unit includes state-of-the-art technology plus private rooms that allow the family to live with their babies during their stay, including three twin baby units. There's also a lounge, kitchen and other facilities. The NICU is undergoing more work that will be complete in 2020. It serves 1,000 infants a year in need of the specialty care. Said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

With sperm quality plummeting after 45 it ’s not just women seeking to protect hopes of parenthood
Researchers at Stanford University in the U.S. found in a study of 40.5 million births that men aged 50 or older were 28 per cent more likely to have a child that required intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Deaths Up Threefold in Children Opioid-Related Deaths Up Threefold in Children
Almost 9000 children and adolescents died of opioid poisoning over a recent 18-year period, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Patients Die As Swaziland Government Hospital Runs Out of Cash - Report
[Swazi Media] More evidence that public health facilities in Swaziland/eSwatini are grinding to a halt emerged over the holiday period with news that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Mbabane Government Hospital is close to shut-down because equipment is not being maintained. People are dying because of this, it was reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flu is at ‘moderate’ levels, says Public Health England
Admissions to hospital and intensive care for flu have both risen in the past week, although GP consultations remain the same, figures indicate Related items fromOnMedica Flu vaccine uptake is down on last year, official figures show Influenza More powerful flu jab available for over 65s this winter Cardiac experts urge patients to get flu vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- The self-report version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is valid for assessing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the February Issue of JAMDA
Residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities experience twice the rate of admission to intensive care units due to sepsis, a longer hospital stay, and more than twice the mortality than non-nursing home residents, but these outcomes may be preventable. In an article in JAMDA, Robin L. P. Jump, MD, PhD, of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and colleagues propose that nursing home staff can serve as “first responders” and activate an emergency system. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

Optimal Oxygen Use Differs for Preterm, Term Newborn Resuscitation Optimal Oxygen Use Differs for Preterm, Term Newborn Resuscitation
Room-air resuscitation reduces short-term mortality in term newborns compared with pure oxygen, while the optimal oxygen concentration for preterm newborn resuscitation remains unclear, according to two systematic reviews.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use
Treatment with ustekinumab (Stelara, Janssen Biotech) may be associated with noninfectious pneumonia, according to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

The Artificial Intelligence Clinician learns optimal treatment strategies for sepsis in intensive care
The authors of this journal article state that sepsis is the third leading cause of death worldwide and the main cause of mortality in hospitals, but the best treatment strategy remains uncertain. In particular, evidence suggests that current practices in the administration of intravenous fluids and vasopressors are suboptimal and likely induce harm in a proportion of patients. To tackle this sequential decision-making problem, the authors developed a reinforcement learning agent, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Clinician, which extracted implicit knowledge from an amount of patient data that exceeds by many-fold the life...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news