Awake Prone Positioning Cuts Need for Intubation in Some COVID Patients Awake Prone Positioning Cuts Need for Intubation in Some COVID Patients
Awake prone positioning reduces the need for intubation in nonintubated COVID-19 patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Awake COVID-19 Patients Have Trouble With Prone Positioning Awake COVID-19 Patients Have Trouble With Prone Positioning
When awake COVID-19 patients are having trouble breathing, doctors may advise them to lie face-down to help their lungs to expand and take in more oxygen, but that ' s easier said than done, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why You Still Can ’t Just Walk Into a Pharmacy and Get a Prescription for a COVID-19 Pill
On March 1, President Joe Biden made a big promise to Americans. In his State of the Union speech, he proudly announced he was launching a program that would allow people who test positive for COVID-19 to immediately have access to recently authorized pills to treat the viral infection. “We’re launching the “Test to Treat” initiative so people can get tested at a pharmacy and, if they prove positive, receive the antiviral pills on the spot at no cost,” he said. Biden pledged that supplies of the medications would be increased at pharmacies across the nation, beginning in mid-March, to realize ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Diabetes and High SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load a Deadly Combination in ICU Patients Diabetes and High SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load a Deadly Combination in ICU Patients
In COVID-19 patients, a high viral load (SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia) on admission to the ICU is common in patients with diabetes and strongly associated with poor outcome, suggests a study from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 24, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GIF inventor Steve Wilhite dead from COVID-19 complications
Steve Wilhite, the computer scientist who created the popular GIF file format in 1987, died in intensive care last Monday from complications of COVID-19, a report said. #stevewilhite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Odds of ARDS, Death in COVID-19
Researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome were associated with an increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission with COVID. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants
This review describes the various anticoagulants in use today, summarizing their characteristics and presenting a primer on how to appropriately reverse the effects of these drugs.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of a Test to Stay Strategy in K-12 Schools Evaluation of a Test to Stay Strategy in K-12 Schools
According to this CDC study, a test-to-stay strategy which allows students with a school exposure to remain in school does not increase transmission risk and can reduce loss of in-person school days.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Rapid Test May Help Avoid Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss in Newborns Rapid Test May Help Avoid Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss in Newborns
Researchers have developed a rapid genetic point-of-care test to help guide antibiotic therapy and avoid aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity in babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 22, 2022 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Perioperative Management of a Patient With Cushing Disease Perioperative Management of a Patient With Cushing Disease
The perioperative management of patients with Cushing disease is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Find out what there is to know.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

UK donates 3.7 million medical items to Ukraine
More than 3.7 million items of medical supplies have been given to Ukraine. Items including vital medicines, wound packs, and intensive care equipment donated by NHS England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been flown to the region over the past three weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drowning accidents in a Spanish pediatric intensive care unit: an observational study for 29 years - Salas Ballest ín A, Frontera Juan G, Sharluyan Petrosyan A, Chocano González E, Figuerola Mulet J, de Carlos Vicente JC.
Introduction   Drowning is one of the most frequent accidents in children. We aimed to describe demographic and epidemiological characteristics of drowned children who required admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to identify risk factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Certain Rooms in Intensive Care Units May Harbor Risk for Clostridioides difficile Infection
Conclusions: Distinct SICU room features relative to toilet location and bedside clinician behaviors interact to alter patient CDI acquisition risk. This suggests that CDI risk occurs as a structural aspect of ICU care, offering the potential to reduce patient risk through deliberate room redesign. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Skin Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy Reviewed Adverse Skin Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy Reviewed
A European task force has issued recommendations for the management of adverse skin reactions in patients with cancer receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Omicron COVID Causing Severe Croup in Young Children
A new study shows the Omicron variant can cause croup in young children, including severe cases that require hospitalization and intensive care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news