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Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
The objective of the report is to help neonatologists and other NICU providers and administrative leaders understand these organizing concepts and develop response plans within their units, hospital institutions, and geographic regions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome often experience delays in returning to work
FINDINGSForty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the hospital, costing them an average of about $27,000 in earnings. After one year, fewer of them had private health insurance (30 percent, down from 44 percent) and more of them were enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid (49 percent versus 33 percent). There was little change in the number of jobless survivors who were uninsured.The study found that the people who experienced the longest delays in returning to work tended to be older and non-white, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

Sutter adding another building to Roseville campus
Sutter Health is continuing to expand its Roseville campus with a three-story, 97,615-square-foot building going through city planning. According to Sutter, the new building would connect to the west and north sides of its existing medical center at 1 Medical Plaza. The building’s primary purpose would be to expand the hospital’s emergency and intensive care space. The site is currently occupied by a parking lot, according to a Roseville city staff report for a planning commission hearing tonight… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben van der Meer 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

Evacuation of a tertiary neonatal centre: lessons from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes - Iwata O, Kawase A, Iwai M, Wada K.
BACKGROUND: Newborn infants hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are vulnerable to natural disasters. However, publications on evacuation from NICUs are sparse. The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes caused serious damage to Kumamoto City Hospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness 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

Near-drowning with good outcome after ECMO-therapy and therapeutic hypothermia despite 20 minutes of anoxia and 16 hours of hypoxia - Stachon P, Kalbhenn J, Walterspacher S, Bode C, Staudacher D.
Introduction  Drowning with submersion over 10 minutes is associated with a high mortality. Here, we present a case, in which a good neurological outcome was achieved after interdisciplinary, intensive care therapy despite submersion of 20 minutes followe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Prevalence of violence toward community nurses: a questionnaire survey - Gabrovec B.
Violence toward nursing staff occurs frequently, particularly in intensive care units and closed or intensive psychiatric facilities, which have been studied previously. However, violence toward community nurses has not been investigated. The purpose of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues 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

Philips releases enterprise telemedicine software for intensive care units
The most visible and utilized telemedicine tools available today are mainly geared toward primary care, but there is a growing emergence of specialty and high-touch medicine delivered through telemedicine technology. Case in point, Royal Philips debuted its enterprise-level telemedicine software designed for use in intensive care units at the American Telemedicine Conference in Orlando. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology 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

Inside a neonatal intensive care unit
What does it take to care for the sickest premature babies? 5 live takes a look inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Masaka Region Records 200 Premature Babies Monthly
[Monitor] Masaka -Authorities at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital have revealed that the facility admits more than 200 premature babies every month in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ,which is too much for the available resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN 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

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations 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

He lost his sight to cancer, but not his vision of a full life
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve and craving inspiration to transcend his disability. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on seven continents. Tim’s wish came true. He had 2½ terrifying but transformative days of outdoor adventures in Colorado with Erik, who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disorder at 13. Now Tim is training to climb Mount Kili...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center stem cell transplant 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 experience of patients with alcohol misuse after surviving a critical illness: a qualitative study - Clark BJ, Jones J, Reed KD, Hodapp RM, Douglas IS, Van Pelt D, Burnham EL, Moss M.
RATIONALE: Alcohol misuse is common in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) but there is currently no evidence-based approach to address drinking in ICU survivors. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the experience of ICU survivors with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

10 infants in California intensive care test unit positive for antibiotic resistant superbug
Infections were reported over eight months. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Advanced Cooling Therapy wins FDA 510(k) for Esophageal Cooling Device
Advanced Cooling Therapy said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Esophageal Cooling Device with an integrated Altrix precision temperature management system from Stryker (NYSE:SYK). The Chicago-based company said the triple lumen system is designed to be inserted into the esophagus, with 2 lumens attached to existing temperature modulation equipment while a 3rd lumen simultaneously allows for gastric decompression and drainage. ACT said that the system can be rapidly inserted in a similar fashion to a standard gastric tube, and can be used to control patient temperature in most hospital settings. “The ECD is ...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Advanced Cooling Therapy Stryker Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: At the End of Life, a Way to Go Gentle
For dying patients, a new book argues that palliative care methods are often better than the typical intensive care unit approach. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Death and Dying Surgery and Surgeons Hospice Care Source Type: news

Worldwide survey finds 16 percent rate of acute neurological conditions in critically ill children
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Sixteen percent of children in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) have acute neurological conditions with brain damage due to cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, or other causes, reports an international survey study in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal 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

Look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses, Penn Vet study says
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine performed a retrospective study of cats treated in the intensive care unit of Penn's Ryan Hospital. In cats with low blood pressure, the researchers found that animals with a normal level of lactate, a byproduct of metabolism under low-oxygen conditions, were more likely to survive to discharge than those with high lactate levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical necessity of routine admission of children with mild traumatic brain injury to the intensive care unit - Ament JD, Greenan KN, Tertulien P, Galante JM, Nishijima DK, Zwienenberg M.
OBJECTIVE Approximately 475,000 children are treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year; most are classified as mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] Score 13-15). Patients with positive findings on head CT, defined as either intracranial he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can we safely decrease intensive care unit admissions for children with high grade isolated solid organ injuries? Using the shock index, pediatric age-adjusted and hematocrit to modify APSA admission guidelines - Arbuthnot M, Armstrong LB, Mooney DP.
BACKGROUND: In 2000, the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) disseminated consensus practice guidelines for the management of blunt liver and splenic injury which included intensive care unit (ICU) admission for children with grade IV injuries. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A prospective outcome study observing patients with severe traumatic brain injury over 10-15  years - Andersson E, Rackauskaite D, Svanborg E, Csajbók L, Öst M, Nellgård B.
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) can be divided into primary and secondary injuries. Intensive care protocols focus on preventing secondary injuries. This prospective cohort study was initiated to investigate outcome, including mortality, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Conscious sedation is a safe alternative to general anesthesia for heart valve procedure
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation — a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free — is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.In the study, patients who underwent conscious sedation had a similar rate of adverse events to those who underwent anesthesia, but those who were given conscious sedation had shorter stays in the intensive care unit (30 versus 96 hours for those with general anesthesia) and shorter hospital stays (4.9 days versus 10.4 days)....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Checkup: Rude Doctors, Rude Nurses, Rude Patients
If a rude remark throws off a highly trained intensive care team, what happens to the rest of us? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Customs, Etiquette and Manners Nursing and Nurses Doctors 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

Moms Exposed To Monsanto Weed Killer Means Bad Outcomes For Babies
Concerns about the world’s most widely used herbicide are taking a new twist as researchers unveil data that indicates pervasive use of Monsanto Co.’s weed killer could be linked to pregnancy problems. Researchers looking at exposure to the herbicide known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup-branded herbicides, said they tested and tracked 69 expectant mothers and found that the presence of glyphosate levels in their bodily fluids correlated with unfavorable birth outcomes. The research is still in preliminary stages and the sample size is small, but the team is scheduled to present th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients in intensive care feel better with light adapted to the time of day
The light environment in intensive care affects how patients feel -- even a year after completed hospitalization -- new research suggests. With light adapted to the time of day, health even improves for patients who are barely conscious when they are admitted for care. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Steve Schexnayder Named to Pediatric Task Force Committee (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Steve Schexnayder has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Pediatric Task Force, which reviews the latest science to develop pediatric resuscitation guidelines used throughout the world. He is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and also practices at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He is section chief of critical care medicine and the Morris and Hattie Oakley Endowed Chair in pediatric critical care medicine. He earned his medical degree from UAMS. He completed a residency in pediatrics and internal medic...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New ray of hope for premature babies
At the neonatal intensive care unit of Milan's Mangiagalli hospital, the patients are very vulnerable ones: premature babies. The hospital is testing a new tool aiming to improve their medical monitoring and reduce the risk of brain injury. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 3, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Opinion: My I.C.U. Patient Lived. Is That Enough?
Surviving an illness and then surviving the trauma of a long stay in intensive care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIELA J. LAMAS Tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Memory Medicine and Health Hospitals Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Quality Improvement and Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Improving the safety and quality of care provided to patients has risen to the forefront of today’s medical landscape. Applying principles of improvement and reliability in an effective manner in the NICU is paramount for improving outcomes for our patients and their families. Using quality collaboratives for benchmarking and sharing best practices, developing a robust safety culture, and involving parents in safety and quality endeavors are ways in which NICUs can achieve this goal. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - March 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fischer, H. R., Stewart, D. L. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse
(University of Edinburgh) A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units. Further development of the technology has received £ 2 million from Wellcome Trust and will receive up to £ 0.9 million (US $1.12 million) from CARB-X, a major international initiative to tackle antibiotic resistance co-funded by the US government and Wellcome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treatment costs of burn victims in a university hospital - Anami EH, Zampar EF, Tanita MT, Cardoso LT, Matsuo T, Grion CM.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the direct costs of treating critically ill patients in the intensive care unit of a center specializing in treating burns. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of 180 patients from May 2011 to May 2013. Clinical and d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds 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

Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected
(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UNISON support sees tribunal call for nurse to get her job back
“I can’t find the words to thank UNISON,” member Karen Allen-Powlett declared after an industrial tribunal ordered Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to give her her job back. The tribunal said the board had acted unfairly in sacking the nurse for frequent short-term sickness absences at a time when she was experiencing domestic abuse and ruled that that she must be allowed to return to work and must be paid compensation for her loss of earnings. UNISON backed her case, along with its legal partner Thompsons solicitors, and criticised what it called a “draconian” application of the board’s sickness absenc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News Cymru Wales domestic abuse domestic violence health care legal services legal-service sickness absence sickness absence policy 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