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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

Aid Agencies Call for Life-saving Support to Yemen Aid Agencies Call for Life-saving Support to Yemen
Aid agency Oxfam called on donor nations on Monday to step up life-saving assistance to millions of civilians in Yemen facing starvation and disease, rather than providing arms to fuel the deepening conflict.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Malaria Tops Travel-Related Diseases for US Hospitalizations Malaria Tops Travel-Related Diseases for US Hospitalizations
Endemic malarial disease was wiped out in the United States in the 1950s, but malaria remains a public health threat as travelers bring it back from countries with high infection rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Child Abuse Deaths Threefold Higher in Poor Communities Child Abuse Deaths Threefold Higher in Poor Communities
Among children aged 0 to 4 years, fatality rates range from 1.3 deaths per 100,000 children in the lowest-poverty counties to 9.6 per 100,000 for those living in the highest-poverty counties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vivek Murthy, MD, Replaced as Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Replaced as Surgeon General
The Trump administration asked for his resignation in the middle of his 4-year term. Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD, will take over on a temporary basis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Two Orphan Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders CHMP Backs Two Orphan Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders
International Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

C difficile-Associated Diarrhea in the Oncology Patient C difficile-Associated Diarrhea in the Oncology Patient
What is the best treatment option for C difficile in patients with cancer?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Ban on Order Texting: Two Sides of the Issue The Ban on Order Texting: Two Sides of the Issue
Is the ban on order texting valid or not? Should physicians and nurses send and receive patient orders by text? Many have an opinion.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Personalized Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Patients Personalized Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Patients
Could personalized glucose targets help improve outcomes among ICU patients?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can BMI Predict Clinical Outcomes in Acute Lung Injury/ARDS? Can BMI Predict Clinical Outcomes in Acute Lung Injury/ARDS?
A new study explores the ways in which a patient's BMI may impact outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cerebrovascular Disease Will Stay Neurology in ICD-11 Cerebrovascular Disease Will Stay Neurology in ICD-11
Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases will remain neurologic disorders in the new revision of the WHO classification of diseases after criticism about a proposed move to circulatory disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Delirium in Critically Ill Children Common, May Go Undetected Delirium in Critically Ill Children Common, May Go Undetected
About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess delirium prevalence in critically ill children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation
The FDA has approved an oral peripherally acting mu opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Low-dose Apixaban May Be Safe Anti-stroke Option for Dialysis Patients Low-dose Apixaban May Be Safe Anti-stroke Option for Dialysis Patients
Low-dose apixaban achieves blood levels that appear to be safe and might be a “ reasonable alternative ” to warfarin for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who are on hemodialysis, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Volume-Controlled Ventilation May Not Be Safe Why Volume-Controlled Ventilation May Not Be Safe
Dr Holley reviews a new study that investigated volume-controlled ventilation in animal models and one patient case.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Global TB Control Falling Short, Drug Resistance Rising Global TB Control Falling Short, Drug Resistance Rising
Expanded initiatives to control TB and fight the global rise in multidrug-resistant TB are needed to eliminate the disease, experts say on the eve of World TB Day, March 24.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope
Is the use of a rigid tracheotomy endoscope a feasible alternative to fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy for dilational tracheotomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Positive Feedback From Communities Using Naloxone Nasal Spray Positive Feedback From Communities Using Naloxone Nasal Spray
A survey of community health agencies and first responders shows the nasal formulation of naloxone effectively reverses opioid overdose in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Platelet Transfusion Not Beneficial in Dengue Infection Prophylactic Platelet Transfusion Not Beneficial in Dengue Infection
Prophylactic platelet transfusion is no better than supportive care in preventing bleeding in patients with dengue infection, researchers from Singapore and Malaysia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IBM to Integrate MedyMatch Technology to Help Spot Brain Bleeding IBM to Integrate MedyMatch Technology to Help Spot Brain Bleeding
Israel's MedyMatch Technology said on Thursday IBM Watson Health would integrate MedyMatch's technology into its offerings to imaging experts in hospitals to help doctors identify intracranial bleeding from head trauma and stroke.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Cuts Time to Thrombolysis Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Cuts Time to Thrombolysis
A mobile unit that uses telemedicine reduces time from stroke onset to treatment, a new study shows, but issues of cost-effectiveness need further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Do You Feel About the GOP Bill to Replace the ACA? How Do You Feel About the GOP Bill to Replace the ACA?
Most medical organizations as well as at least one nursing society have expressed major concerns about the bill, known as the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA).Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

An Out-of-Reach Option for Psychosis-Induced Agitation An Out-of-Reach Option for Psychosis-Induced Agitation
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a recent publication reviewing multiple studies on the use of droperidol for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news