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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Death and Money in the ICU: Pneumonia Findings Surprise Researchers
    When an older person gets hospitalized for pneumonia, where's the best place to care for them? New research findings about deaths and healthcare costs in such patients fly in the face of conventional wisdom - and could change where doctors decide to treat them. Seniors with ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Infections Increase Death Risk by 35 Percent for ICU Patients, Study Finds
    Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, a new study finds. Preventing two of the most common healthcare-acquired infections ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • How to Approach and Treat VAP in ICU Patients
    Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most frequent clinical problems in ICU with an elevated morbidity and costs associated with it, in addition to prolonged MV, ICU-length of stay (LOS) and hospital-length of stay. Current challenges in VAP management ...More
    December 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Treatment of Viral Infections in ICU Patients
    Patients with severe viral infections are often hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) and recent studies underline the frequency of viral detection in ICU patients. Viral infections in the ICU often involve the respiratory or the central nervous system and can cause ...More
    December 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Treatment of Bloodstream Infections in ICUs
    Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are frequent in the intensive care unit (ICU) and is a prognostic factor of severe sepsis. Community-acquired BSIs usually due to susceptible bacteria should be clearly differentiated from healthcare-associated BSIs frequently due to resistant ...More
    December 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Review Rapid Diagnostic Techniques in ICU Patients With Infections
    Infection is a common complication seen in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Given the correlation between infection and mortality in these patients, a rapid etiological diagnosis and the determination of antimicrobial resistance markers are of paramount importance, ...More
    December 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Proper Dental Care Linked to Reduced Risk of Respiratory Infections in ICU Patients
    New research shows vulnerable patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), like ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay. The ...More
    October 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • CHEST Releases New Guidance for Care of the Critically Ill and Injured
    The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announces the immediate release of Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement today in the Online First section of the journal CHEST while the global healthcare community ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Enriching Feeding Tube Nutrition With Immune-Modulating Nutrients Does Not Reduce Risk of Infection
    Among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, receipt of high-protein nutrition via a feeding tube enriched with immune-modulating nutrients (such as glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants) vs standard high-protein nutrition did not result in a ...More
    August 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Success in Controlling Outbreaks in an ICU Using CDC Toolkit Interventions
    Infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are on the rise globally. On the CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Kyle Enfield, assistant hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Virginia ...More
    July 10, 2014 Posted in News
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