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Iron/EPO combination beats other options for reducing transfusions

A review looked at trials comparing erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (EPO), iron, combination therapy with iron and EPO, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, or vitamin D3 with controls on rates of red blood cell transfusion in the ICU.
22 Nov 2023

Risk factors known during critical care admission linked to long-term mortality after sepsis

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

Critical care experts propose expanding definition of ARDS

The 2012 Berlin definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) should be revised to accommodate the increasing use of high-flow nasal oxygen, among other changes, an expert panel recommended.
2 Aug 2023

Time for change in critical care training, society says

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

October 2020

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Estimates of ICU benefit differ among critical care physicians

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

Look over your hedges

Hedging, or using words in conversation that make meaning fuzzier, is unavoidable, but the resulting misunderstandings with patients and families can be reduced, experts say.
23 Aug 2023

New recommendations on sharing decision making in critical care

Clinicians should be trained in communication skills and shape the decision making process to individual patient preferences, advised the American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society.
4 Nov 2015

August 2, 2023

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Point-of-care and critical care ultrasound—register now for November course

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in cooperation with ACP, are offering a course called “Point-of-Care and Critical Care Ultrasound, Incorporating Ultrasound in the Practice of Medicine.”
24 Jun 2015

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