Patients with complex medication regimens had increases in mortality risk and ICU length of stay in a retrospective study. They also received more interventions from pharmacists, but a higher patient-to-pharmacist ratio was associated with fewer of these interventions.
22 Jun 2022
Older age, male sex, presence of one or more severe comorbidities, prehospitalization dependency, and nonsurgical (medical) status were associated with increased risk of long-term mortality.
5 Jun 2019
A randomized clinical trial at 11 U.S. ICUs found no significant difference in cardiovascular (CV) collapse or death at 28 days between critically ill adults who received a 500-mL IV bolus before induction of anesthesia for tracheal intubation and those who did not.
22 Jun 2022
A new white paper from the Society of Critical Care Medicine calls for development of a common critical care medicine examination cosponsored by the medical specialty boards overseeing the subspecialty.
11 Jul 2018
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Decisions about ICU care may be tied to bed availability, family presence, and patient age, one study found, while another revealed wide variation among states in ICU admissions for Medicare patients.
17 Oct 2018
ICU admission associated with worse outcomes in sepsis, better survival in acute respiratory failure
Patients admitted from the ED to the ICU with sepsis had worse survival and longer length of stay than those admitted to the wards, while patients with acute respiratory failure had better survival in the ICU than on a medical ward, a multicenter study found.
8 Dec 2021
Recent studies compared baricitinib with dexamethasone in COVID-19 patients requiring oxygen, assessed outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) over time, and found that the vaccines continue to reduce risk for ICU admission and death despite new variants' emergence.
1 Jun 2022
An observational study of ICU patients with alcohol use disorder found that use of thiamine supplementation was 59% for those admitted for alcohol withdrawal, 26% for septic shock, 41% for traumatic brain injury, and 24% for diabetic ketoacidosis.
8 Dec 2021
The majority of hospitalists report that they treat ICU patients, and many feel insufficiently trained and supported.
15 May 2018