intensive care : Health & Medical
Invasive aspergillosis is a frequently missed diagnosis. This case study tells why.
What causes patients to crash in radiology and what can be gleaned from past experiences?
Erik Osborn, MD, a Major in the US Army who was deployed to Iraq, discusses his experiences with combat critical care and casualty transfer.
Can device therapy benefit patients with heart failure, including those patients who have no history of ventricular arrhythmia?
Is atrial fibrillation in ICU patients associated with an increased risk for hospital mortality?
Sepsis is an increasingly common and lethal medical condition that occurs in people of all ages. Does age impact incidence, severity, and outcomes?
Nosocomial infections are linked to a high number of patient deaths and bath basins may expose hospitalized patients to dangerous pathogens.
Infection control may work best when we focus on the process rather than products.
Given the choice would most patients want mechanical ventilation? What influenced survivors' preferences?
Learn how to turn psychiatric emergencies into manageable situations -- with the right treatment.
Can the new molecular MRSA screening test lower time between ICU admission and identification of MRSA carriers? What effect do rapid testing and pre-emptive contact isolation have on MRSA infections?
Do all ICU patients need thromboprophylaxis?
Sepsis management is wide-open for quality improvement. Where to begin?
Is auscultation for placement verification of feeding tubes still being used -- without x-ray?
Three decades of research in decision psychology suggests that there are complex cognitive, emotional, and situational barriers to good decisions.