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2011-12-02 12:57:31

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a profound suppression of the patient's ability to fight infection. At the same time the patient also often suffers hyper-inflammation, due to the brain releasing glucocorticoids in response to the injury. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care shows that including probiotics with nutrients, supplied via the patient's feeding tube, increased interferon levels, reduced the number of infections, and even reduced the...

2011-10-05 15:11:28

Interactive video games, already known to improve motor function in recovering stroke patients, appear to safely enhance physical therapy for patients in intensive care units (ICU), new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. In a report published online in the Journal of Critical Care, researchers studied the safety and feasibility of using video games to complement regular physical therapy in the ICU. “Patients admitted to our medical intensive care unit are very sick and, despite...

2011-08-23 18:36:30

A higher proportion of female nurses among intensive care teams may decrease individuals' risk of professional burnout, according to Swiss researchers who studied the factors related to burnout in the high-stress setting of the intensive care unit (ICU). The research was published online in the articles-in-press section of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Burnout is believed to be a psychological response to chronic stress. It...

2011-08-18 06:51:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in North America. The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, according to this study. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest in the ICU. They looked at data over a five-year period from four Alberta hospitals with coronary care units and general ICUs, including...

2011-08-15 22:21:51

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100034.pdf. Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of death in North America. They affect more than 200 000 people each year, and less than 25% of people survive to hospital discharge. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand...


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