UAB research study suggests standard medical practice may be ineffective
Findings from UAB researchers suggest a practice thought to prevent circulatory failure among intubated patients in intensive care units might not be as effective as previously thought. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laurel Thrailkill Source Type: news

FDA Recalls SafeStar 55 Breathing System Filters FDA Recalls SafeStar 55 Breathing System Filters
A quality control error caused defective ventilator filters with possible obstructions to be shipped to customers, leading to oxygen deprivation.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

UPenn Prof With Four Retractions'May No Longer Be Affiliated' With School UPenn Prof With Four Retractions'May No Longer Be Affiliated' With School
In May, we reported that Armstead was up to four retractions after the Journal of Neurotrauma had retracted three articles at the researcher ' s request.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Nile Ward PICU Violence Reduction Quality Improvement Project - one year on - Rahman M, Taylor C, Abdullahi R, Okwuokei A, Kaji M, Waugh M, Magadlela B, Coplestone J, Fell R.
AimsTo reduce incidents of inpatient violence and aggression at Nile Ward Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), St Charles Hospital by at least 30% between December 2019 and December 2021. Reducing inpatient violence is a major quality improvement (QI) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

When Giving IV Fluids in Septic Shock Cases, Less Is Not More When Giving IV Fluids in Septic Shock Cases, Less Is Not More
Restricting intravenous fluids in ICU patients with septic shock does not lower the 90-day death rate, a large European study of 1554 adults concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

External Validation and Comparison of Clostridioides difficile Severity Scoring Systems
Background: Many models have been developed to predict severe outcomes from Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). These models are usually developed at a single institution and largely are not externally validated. Our aim in this study was to validate previously published risk scores in a multicenter cohort of patients with CDI. Methods: This was a retrospective study on 4 inpatient cohorts with CDI from 3 distinct sites: the universities of Michigan (2010-2012 and 2016), Chicago (2012), and Wisconsin (2012). The primary composite outcome was admission to an intensive care unit, colectomy, and/or death attributed to...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Physician Wealth Climbs, With More Worth $5 Million-Plus Infographic: Physician Wealth Climbs, With More Worth $5 Million-Plus
Thanks to prudent saving and investing, good fortune, and other factors, many physicians are amassing significant wealth. How many doctors now have net worth over $5 million?Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Florida Governor Rejects COVID Vaccines for Young Kids Florida Governor Rejects COVID Vaccines for Young Kids
DeSantis said coronavirus vaccines haven ' t gone through enough testing to determine whether they are effective, adding that kids are the least likely to experience serious health consequences from COVID.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IV Vitamin C Increases Risk for Death, Organ Failure in Sepsis
FRIDAY, June 17, 2022 -- For adults with sepsis who are receiving vasopressor therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU), intravenous vitamin C is associated with an increased risk for a composite of death or persistent organ dysfunction at 28 days,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No Fewer Deaths Seen With Restricted IV Fluid for Septic Shock
FRIDAY, June 17, 2022 -- For adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) with septic shock, intravenous fluid restriction does not result in fewer deaths at 90 days than standard intravenous fluid therapy, according to a study published online June 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intravenous Vitamin C in Adults with Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit
RCT of 872 adults in the ICU with sepsis on vasopressors found intravenous vitamin C 50mg/kg every 6 hours for up to 96 hours increased the risk of death or persistent organ dysfunction at day 28 vs placebo (44.5% vs 38.5%, RR 1.21, 95%CI 1.04-1.40). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temporal trends in traumatic brain injury - Forrest C, Healy V, Plant R.
Aims Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity. Our aim was to examine the demographics, injury characteristics and management of TBI patients treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) in an Irish tertiary-level h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dopamine Use and Its Consequences in the Intensive Care Unit Dopamine Use and Its Consequences in the Intensive Care Unit
Dopamine is a commonly used treatment in the ICU, but what do we know about the risks associated with its use?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Metformin Use and VTE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Metformin Use and VTE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Might metformin use reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 14, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Angiography for Cardiac Arrest Without ST Elevation? Emergency Angiography for Cardiac Arrest Without ST Elevation?
Patients successfully resuscitated after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest without ST-segment elevation did not benefit from emergency coronary angiography in the randomized EMERGE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 11, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news