Merck's COVID Pill Is Last Choice for US  Patients, Global Use Varies Merck's COVID Pill Is Last Choice for US  Patients, Global Use Varies
Merck ' s new antiviral pill, once touted as a potential game changer for treating COVID-19, is the last choice among four available options for at-risk patients given its relatively low efficacy and potential safety issues.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

At a California Hospital, Omicron Leaves Staff Exhausted At a California Hospital, Omicron Leaves Staff Exhausted
Alexandria Scott rests her head in her hand at the emergency room reception and hopes the worst is over after the COVID-19 Omicron variant swept into her Orange County, California, hospital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Grants Full Approval to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine FDA Grants Full Approval to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
No longer available only under emergency use authorization, the Moderna vaccine gets a full nod from the agency -- and a new name.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lung Transplants Can Help Some of the Sickest COVID-19 Survivors Lung Transplants Can Help Some of the Sickest COVID-19 Survivors
People who need lung transplants as a result of COVID-19 do just as well afterward as those who get new lungs for other reasons, early data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Balanced Multielectrolyte Solution No Benefit for Patients in ICU
MONDAY, Jan. 31, 2022 -- For critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), use of a balanced multielectrolyte solution (BMES) does not reduce the risk for death or acute kidney injury compared with use of saline, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screening for pediatric abusive head trauma: are three variables enough? - Hymel KP, Karst W, Marinello M, Herman BE, Frazier TN, Carroll CL, Armijo-Garcia V, Musick M, Weeks K, Haney SB, Pashai A, Wang M.
BACKGROUND: The PediBIRN 4-variable clinical decision rule (CDR) detects abusive head trauma (AHT) with 96% sensitivity in pediatric intensive care (PICU) settings. Preliminary analysis of its performance in Pediatric Emergency Department settings found th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of echocardiographic findings in estimating survival probability of intensive care unit admitted aluminum phosphide poisoned patients - Elgazzar FM, Shama MA, Shoeib O, Hafez ASAF.
This study assessed the role of echocardiography in estimating the survival probability of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jacksonville Nurse Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tampering with Intensive Care Unit Patient ’s Medication
FDA OCI, Jerome Clampitt, tampering, fentanyl, RN, hospital, Jacksonville FL, intravenous, intensive care, diluted, saline, syringe, IV bag, controlled substances, control pain, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 28, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Rates Higher in Young Women Than Young Men Ischemic Stroke Rates Higher in Young Women Than Young Men
Young women may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke than young men, a new systematic review shows, representing a ' significant departure from our current scientific understanding, ' researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

US  FDA Labels Philips' Expanded Ventilator Recall as Most Serious US  FDA Labels Philips' Expanded Ventilator Recall as Most Serious
The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday classified Philips ' expanded recall of certain ventilators late last year as Class 1, or the most serious type of recall, saying they could lead to injuries or death.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Benefits and Risks of Noninvasive Oxygenation in COVID-19 Benefits and Risks of Noninvasive Oxygenation in COVID-19
Might high-flow nasal cannula oxygen and noninvasive mechanical ventilation provide benefits in the treatment of COVID-19?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurse Work Environment Affects Patient Outcome
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 -- Surgical patients in hospitals with good nurse work environments have lower odds of intensive care unit admission and mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in AACN Advanced Critical Care. Anna Krupp,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID Is Less Severe With Omicron Than Delta, US  Study Suggests COVID Is Less Severe With Omicron Than Delta, US  Study Suggests
The Omicron variant appears to result in less severe COVID-19 than seen during previous periods of high coronavirus transmission including the Delta wave, according to a new US study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness in the Immunocompromised mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness in the Immunocompromised
This CDC report reveals that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are less effective in immunocompromised persons, supporting the recommendation for administration of a third dose of mRNA vaccine in this group.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Pharmacies Turning Away Immunocompromised Seeking 4th COVID Shot Pharmacies Turning Away Immunocompromised Seeking 4th COVID Shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly changed its guidance to allow an extra shot in certain cases, but some pharmacy personnel are confused about who is eligible.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news