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Intensive care patients’ muscles less able to use fats for energy

Intensive care patients can lose 20% of their muscle mass in just 10 ... programmes are effective at preventing muscle wasting," Dr Zudin Puthucheary, UCL Medicine and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust added: "Exercise and rehabilitation in this ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 16 Oct 2018

The gender gap in critical care medicine: how are we doing globally?

Female enrollment into medical schools is increasing worldwide, but gender disparities persist in certain specialties, especially in critical care medicine. Published data on the scale of this issue is scarce and a recent article published in Critical Care ...

Source: BMC Blogs Network
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Population Trends in Intensive Care Unit Admissions in the United States Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2006–2015

Gabler, PhD, MPH; Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, MS; Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD; Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD Background: Admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is costly and strains health system resources (1). Accurate estimates of population-level ICU ...

Source: Annals.org
Published: 15 Oct 2018

‘The Challenge’ Alum Vinny Foti Hospitalized Due to Heart Failure, Remains on Ventilator in Intensive Care Unit

“Our sweet, dear friend and coworker Vinny Foti is in ICU with heart failure. He is on a ventilator and is sedated. He is a loving father and husband. We are trying to help raise money for medical expenses and other things needed for the family,” the ...

Source: Us Weekly
Published: 07 Oct 2018

Huge improvements in intensive healthcare infrastructure in districts

A recent survey by the West Bengal Health Department has shown that the intensive care infrastructure in the districts is much improved now. This has resulted in much less pressure on the medical ...

Source: Webindia 123
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Barton out of title fight and in intensive care after contracting pneumonia and sepsis

DAN Barton has pulled out of his Welsh title fight with Geraint Goodridge later this month after falling seriously ill with pneumonia and sepsis. AdChoices 1 2 3 YOU MAY LIKE Sponsored Links by Microsoft Slide smoothly! Bring home Surface Mouse for only £ ...

Source: MSN
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units: Why, Where, What, Who, When, How

Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering when "curative" therapies are futile. In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), critically ill patients receive life-sustaining ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 14 Oct 2018

Discharge Directly From ICU Not Linked to Increased Health Care Use or Mortality

Discharging patients directly home from an intensive care unit (ICU) compared with discharge home from ... according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. A group of researchers conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study to analyze ...

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 11 Sep 2018

Loyola Medicine's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Celebrates 30 Years

Newswise — Loyola Medicine's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is celebrating 30 years of caring for some of the smallest and sickest newborns. "It gives a sense of joy and accomplishment when you work with these small babies," said Sachin Amin, MD ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 16 Nov 2017

Getinge : announces its continued commitment to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) - LIVES 2017

Getinge, a leading global provider of innovative medical technology, announces its commitment as a major sponsor of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) - LIVES 2017. This event will take place in Vienna, Austria from September 23-27 ...

Source: 4-Traders
Published: 22 Sep 2017

Team leadership in the intensive care unit: The perspective of specialists*

Participants: Twenty-five senior intensive care medicine physicians. Measurements and Main Results: Responses to a semistructured interview were transcribed and subjected to “content” analysis. The interview analysis focused on references to the ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 04 Oct 2017

Cross-border intensive care medicine

Anyone who becomes seriously ill or has an accident while on holiday would like to be treated as well as they are at home. It is vitally important for the patient that the doctor has been well trained, in particular in intensive care medicine. A commission ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 17 Feb 2015

Botswana: Society of Intensive, Critical Care Medicine Launches

Gaborone — The formation of Botswana Society of Intensive and critical Care Medicine(BSICCM) has been long overdue as there is need to form consistent ways for health practitioners in caring for patients who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 16 May 2016

PR: Intensive care medicine: More safety thanks to aviation knowledge

What do intensive care medicine and aviation have in common? In both fields, mistakes can quickly put people’s lives at risk. That’s why high safety standards should be a matter of course for both. Having said that, medicine lags behind by comparison ...

Source: DocCheck News
Published: 20 Dec 2008

A Short History of American Medical Insurance

But the history of American medical care, considered in the light of some ... a financial problem from the very beginning of scientific medicine. By their nature they are extremely labor intensive and expensive to operate. Moreover, their costs are ...

Source: imprimis.hillsdale.edu
Published: 07 Oct 2018

Paper Trails: Living and Dying With Fragmented Medical Records

Patients move from one hospital to another; from a hospital to a rehab facility; from the wards to the intensive care unit (ICU ... when that person arrives under their care. When the system fails, leaders in medicine suggest some tricks for improvement ...

Source: undark.org
Published: 24 Sep 2018

Improving palliative care in intensive care units: Identifying strategies and interventions that work

A tremendous body of work in the last decade has laid the foundation for improving palliative care in intensive care units of the future ... introduces this special supplement of Critical Care Medicine, which describes the developments that have occurred ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 01 Sep 2015

Intensive psychiatric ward to reopen after addressing nurse shortages

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Source: Nursing Times
Published: 24 Sep 2018

Impact of Primary Care Intensive Management on High-Risk Veterans' Costs and Utilization: A Randomized Quality Improvement Trial

Dr. Chang: 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Department of General Internal Medicine (111G), Los Angeles ... Objective: To assess whether augmenting usual primary care with team-based intensive management lowers utilization and costs for high-risk patients.

Source: Annals.org
Published: 04 Jun 2018

Dan Barton out of title fight and in intensive care after contracting pneumonia and sepsis

Unbeaten Newport middleweight Barton posted a picture of himself in intensive care at the Royal Gwent Hospital on social media this week. In a brief message, St Joseph’s-trained Barton described his health scare as “an experience I cannot explain”.

Source: South Wales Argus
Published: 11 Oct 2018