Latest Intensive-care unit Stories

2012-03-17 23:01:22

Biovo Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its Airway Medix Closed Suction System, a patented closed suction system designed to remove biofilm and secretion buildup from the inner lumen of the endotracheal tube. Bacterial buildup inside the endotracheal tube is considered one of the leading causes ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care units (ICU). Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 Biovo Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark...

2012-03-02 01:14:46

Opioids are a mainstay of care in the critical care unit, but their use frequently causes constipation which can lead to adverse outcomes including delayed feeding and later discharge from the ICU. Researchers from London, UK, and Chicago, IL, have found that methylnaltrexone (MNTX), a peripheral opioid antagonist, may restore bowel function in critically ill patients. Their retrospective study appears in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "We found MNTX to be very effective in...

2012-01-03 22:04:26

To reduce mortality and improve patient care in the nation's ICUs, a task force formed by the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), in conjunction with the US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group (USCIITG) has recommended that research in the field become less fragmented and better account for patient heterogeneity and the complexity of critical illness. The CCSC comprises the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American...

2011-12-28 07:52:57

A survey of nurses and physicians in intensive care units (ICUs) in Europe and Israel indicated that the perception of inappropriate care, such as excess intensity of care for a patient, was common, and that these perceptions were associated with inadequate decision sharing, communication and job autonomy, according to a study in the December 28 issue of JAMA. "Clinicians perceive the care they provide as inappropriate when they feel that it clashes with their personal beliefs and/or...

2011-12-27 07:09:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Critically ill patients who recover from a fatal syndrome known as acute lung injury commonly emerge with new, long-lasting depressive symptoms and new physical impairments that make daily living difficult, according to this study. In addition, the study suggests that the depressive symptoms frequently precede the new physical impairments, not the other way around. The research team also said the findings may be applicable to patients with other types of disease...

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