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No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) does not significantly alter levels of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and nonsleepy obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers report online October 5 in the journal Sleep.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda
A laryngeal mask airway is more effective than face mask ventilation for neonatal resuscitation in a low-resource setting, according to results from a small, prospective randomized trial in Uganda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Suspected MI Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Suspected MI
Review the key principles underlying the safe and effective use of hs-cTn assays in enabling rapid and safe rule-out and rule-in of patients presenting in the ED with suspected myocardial infarction.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block
In this study, the authors developed and validated an algorithm of clinical muscle function tests to identify residual paralysis in awake patients after anesthesia.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

IV Superoxide Dismutase During High Tidal Volume Ventilation IV Superoxide Dismutase During High Tidal Volume Ventilation
Superoxide dismutase, administered intravenously during high tidal volume ventilation, may help prevent pulmonary dysfunction.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Are the New Longer Shifts for First-Year Residents Working? How Are the New Longer Shifts for First-Year Residents Working?
First-year residents have been able to work up to 80 hours per week since July. How do you think it's affecting care?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Drop in Deaths From S. Aureus Bacteremia Linked to Evidence-based Care Drop in Deaths From S. Aureus Bacteremia Linked to Evidence-based Care
Use of three evidence-based practices appears to substantially increase survival of veterans with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Scrubs Do Not Protect ICU Nurses From Contamination Antimicrobial Scrubs Do Not Protect ICU Nurses From Contamination
Scrubs with antimicrobial properties worn by nurses caring for patients in the ICU do not reduce contamination of the garments by bacteria transmitted from patients or from contaminated surfaces such as bed rails, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Hypervirulent Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Emerges Hypervirulent Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Emerges
An ST11 carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae caused a fatal outbreak in a Chinese hospital and could pose a threat elsewhere, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Being a Neurointensivist Being a Neurointensivist
Neurointensivist Dr Tenbit Emiru talks about what attracts her to this subspecialty and what it entails on a day-to-day basis.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Leukemia Drug Bosutinib Shows Promise for Inherited Kidney Disease Leukemia Drug Bosutinib Shows Promise for Inherited Kidney Disease
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib, approved for chronic myeloid leukemia, reduced kidney growth rate in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in a phase 2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COPD: 3.2 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015 COPD: 3.2 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015
The Global Burden of Disease Study reports that asthma and COPD prevalence and mortality rates have decreased, but actual numbers are rising, thanks to population growth and aging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Rare Fungus Found in 200 Patients in 55 UK Hospitals Rare Fungus Found in 200 Patients in 55 UK Hospitals
A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in about 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prolonged Allograft Survival in Chronic Immunosuppression Prolonged Allograft Survival in Chronic Immunosuppression
This review explores the potential for the indefinite survival of a skin allograft among transplant patients on chronic immunosuppression.Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

DEA Proposes Significant Cuts to Opioid Production in 2018 DEA Proposes Significant Cuts to Opioid Production in 2018
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing that the amount of opioids produced in 2018 be reduced by 20%, citing declining sales.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Use of Any Liquid Product From PharmaTech FDA Warns Against Use of Any Liquid Product From PharmaTech
Lab tests have found Burkholderia cepacia contamination in PharmaTech's oral liquid docusate products, which has been linked to recent patient infections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

In Utero Rituximab Exposure Linked to Sepsis in Preemie In Utero Rituximab Exposure Linked to Sepsis in Preemie
Infants born to mothers treated with rituximab, especially those born preterm, should be monitored closely for signs of infection, advise clinicians from Boston Children's Hospital in a paper online today in Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Some Infant Tremors Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Some Infant Tremors
At least some newborns with seemingly benign shudders or shivers could have vitamin D deficiency, suggests a new report on two cases, published in Pediatrics, online July 26.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medicare List of Appropriate Antibiotics for Sepsis Needs Revision Medicare List of Appropriate Antibiotics for Sepsis Needs Revision
Several antibiotics listed in the tables for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) performance measure for the Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock (SEP-1) are not appropriate and their use is inconsistent with prudent antimicrobial stewardship, according to an expert work group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics
What is the optimal amount of mechanical ventilators that should be stockpiled to effectively prepare for influenza pandemics?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
For patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), adding noninvasive ventilation (NIV) upfront to usual care helps reduce the likelihood of death and endotracheal intubationReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Blacks and Whites Have Similar Outcomes After PCI Blacks and Whites Have Similar Outcomes After PCI
A study designed to look for differing outcomes when black and white U.S. veterans undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) instead found no differences once confounding factors were taken into account.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A 55-Year-Old Woman With New Onset Shortness of Breath A 55-Year-Old Woman With New Onset Shortness of Breath
A 55-year-old woman presents due to new onset shortness of breath for the past 3 hours. What's the appropriate next step?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

High Protein Intake Without Concerns? High Protein Intake Without Concerns?
This article explores the issue.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Electromagnetic Device to Insert Postpyloric Feeding Tubes Electromagnetic Device to Insert Postpyloric Feeding Tubes
An electromagnetic-tipped stylet has been shown efficient in the placement of postpyloric feeding tubes among adult patients, but is it equally effective in children?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

British Hospital Trust Failed to Protect Patient Data in Google Trial British Hospital Trust Failed to Protect Patient Data in Google Trial
A British hospital trust misused patient data when it shared information with Google for work on a smart phone app to help detect kidney injuries, a British data protection watchdog said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Cairo Airport to Screen Passengers From Sudan for Cholera Cairo Airport to Screen Passengers From Sudan for Cholera
Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Venezuelan Children Dying From Preventable Diseases Amid Crisis More Venezuelan Children Dying From Preventable Diseases Amid Crisis
Twelve-year-old Samuel Becerra went to Venezuela's main pediatric hospital for routine dialysis in March.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Decolonization Cheaper Than Screening, Isolation for Preventing MRSA Spread Decolonization Cheaper Than Screening, Isolation for Preventing MRSA Spread
More effective measures for preventing the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in intensive care units (ICUs) are more cost-effective too, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diet Therapy Appears to Induce Remission in Some With Biologics-resistant Crohn ’ s Diet Therapy Appears to Induce Remission in Some With Biologics-resistant Crohn ’ s
Some Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients who are not helped by biologics go into remission when treated with diet alone, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Crunch Time Comes for an Understaffed Specialty Crunch Time Comes for an Understaffed Specialty
An aging workforce in pulmonology and an aging population spell trouble, says the recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Massive Transfusion Ratios May Be Less Useful in Nontrauma Setting Massive Transfusion Ratios May Be Less Useful in Nontrauma Setting
Massive transfusion ratios commonly used in trauma settings might not be appropriate for nontrauma patients, a retrospective analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

WHO's New Essential Medicines List Includes a 40-Year First WHO's New Essential Medicines List Includes a 40-Year First
Experts announce three categories for antibiotics to guide clinicians in their use. The list also contains two new cancer drugs and a combo drug for hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Family Migraine History Tied to Higher Migraine Risk After Concussion Family Migraine History Tied to Higher Migraine Risk After Concussion
Adolescents with a family history of migraine are nearly three times as likely to present with post-traumatic migraine (PTM) after sports-related concussion (SRC), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

BTG's PE Device Works Faster and at Lower Doses in Study BTG's PE Device Works Faster and at Lower Doses in Study
British pharmaceutical firm BTG said its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Modified HELP Intervention Staves Off Postoperative Delirium Modified HELP Intervention Staves Off Postoperative Delirium
Consistent and daily application of a multicomponent delirium intervention in elderly abdominal surgery patients significantly reduced the incidence of postoperative delirium and hospital length of stay.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Accuracy of ICU Predictions Often Varies Accuracy of ICU Predictions Often Varies
Clinicians should tell families that patients in ICU may be in a prognostic'gray zone,'one expert warned in an editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Home Noninvasive Ventilation Beneficial After Acute COPD Exacerbation Home Noninvasive Ventilation Beneficial After Acute COPD Exacerbation
Home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) added to home oxygen therapy prolongs the time to rehospitalization after an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to randomized-trial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Spain's Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Preterm and Underweight Babies Spain's Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Preterm and Underweight Babies
One year after a nationwide ban on smoking in public took effect in Spain, women had significantly fewer premature or underweight infants, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Coagulation Factor Concentrate Superior for Trauma-induced Coagulopathy Coagulation Factor Concentrate Superior for Trauma-induced Coagulopathy
Coagulation factor concentrates (CFC) are more effective than fresh frozen plasma (FFP) for reversing trauma-induced coagulopathy, according to a new randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Incorporating Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Into Daily Practice Incorporating Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Into Daily Practice
What is focused cardiac ultrasound, and why is it important to anesthesiologists? In this article, learn the indications, benefits, and limitations of FoCUS and how it can be used in your practice.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients With and Without Comorbid Diabetes Heart Failure Patients With and Without Comorbid Diabetes
How might obesity impact the prognosis of patients with heart failure and diabetes -- and how does it differ from those patients without diabetes?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbances Drift Off With Order Changes, Reminders Sleep Disturbances Drift Off With Order Changes, Reminders
Lengthening medication intervals, resetting electronic health records, and educating and then reminding clinicians led to fewer sleep interruptions and higher patient-satisfaction scores.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Evidence Mounts for Headgear in Soccer Evidence Mounts for Headgear in Soccer
Head injuries are all too common in the world's most popular sport, particularly for girls. Would wearing headgear reduce the rate of concussions?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Runners Battling Infections Are Less Likely to Finish the Race Runners Battling Infections Are Less Likely to Finish the Race
Light, localized illnesses like a runny nose may not affect distance runners ’ performance, but racing within days of an acute, systemic infection raises the odds of never finishing, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

CMS's 30-Day Post-MI Readmit Metric Undercut by NCDR Analysis CMS's 30-Day Post-MI Readmit Metric Undercut by NCDR Analysis
The risk-adjusted metric by which hospital care is judged bears little relation to quality-of-care measures or late outcomes, say researchers. Not so fast, says one of the metric's developers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU
Pediatric patients who requires mechanical ventilation present a unique clinical problem. How do their needs and requirements differ from those of adults?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Safe for Hepatic Encephalopathy Fecal Transplant Safe for Hepatic Encephalopathy
For the first time, a clinical trial has shown that fecal transplantation can ease the decline in brain function that can result from liver failure; and the effectiveness surprised researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
This paper reviews the current literature regarding post-operative pulmonary complications. Why do they occur, how can at-risk patients be identified, and what can be done to reduce their occurrence?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predicting Mortality in Septic AKI Patients Requiring CRRT Predicting Mortality in Septic AKI Patients Requiring CRRT
The authors created a severity assessment tool to identify predictors of early mortality in patients with septic acute kidney injury who required continuous renal replacement therapy.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news