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End-of-life decisions in intensive care units: attitudes of physicians in an Italian urban setting
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Most physicians considered that most ICU deaths were not the result of deliberately foregoing life support, and although the overall trend was to intervene minimally in patients' dying, individual factors significantly influenced end-of-life decisions. Expand
[Clinical ethics recommendations for the allocation of intensive care treatments, in exceptional, resource-limited circumstances.]
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The Italian Society of Anesthesia Analgesia Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) published operational recommendations and ethical considerations to support the clinicians involved in the care of critically-ill CoViD-19 patients, in regard a probable scenario where an imbalance between supply and demand of ICU beds, is put in place by a steadily rising number of these patients. Expand
Visiting policies in Italian intensive care units: a national survey
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Today no published data is as yet available on visiting policies in Italy's approximately 600 ICUs, but a multicentre survey to evaluate visiting policies was carried out. Expand
Acute flaccid myelitis associated with enterovirus-D68 infection in an otherwise healthy child
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This case suggests that EV-D68 is a neurotropic agent that can cause AFM and strains are circulating in Europe, and surveillance is required to better understand EV- D68 pathology and to compare various strains that causeAFM. Expand
Open intensive care units: the case in favour.
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Opening ICUs should come about not so much in answer to pressure generated by a growing social awareness, or in simple recognition of a right, but because this policy addresses more comprehensively the issue of respect for the patient, as well as providing more appropriate responses to many needs of both patients and families. Expand
What’s new in ICU visiting policies: can we continue to keep the doors closed?
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This poster presents a chronology of key events and milestones that led to the establishment of the Child Intensive Care Unit at the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam. Expand
Parental experience of end-of life care in the pediatric intensive care unit.
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The findings suggest that in order to improve pediatric EOL care the authors need to better integrate medical and parental priorities, in a shared process that allows parents to preserve their role and relationship with their child. Expand
Clinical ethics recommendations for the allocation of intensive care treatments in exceptional, resource-limited circumstances: the Italian perspective during the COVID-19 epidemic
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Clinical considerations imply that caring for patients with severe pneumonia from COVID-19 can be very demanding in terms of the number of devices and staff required, and relevant ethical considerations to better inform the clinicians involved in the care of critically-ill patients are needed. Expand
End‐of‐life decisions in pediatric intensive care. Recommendations of the Italian Society of Neonatal and Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SARNePI)
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A process based on the principle that the use of a diagnostic or therapeutic tool must comply with a ‘criterion of proportionality’ is proposed, to offer Italian pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) teams a framework for the end‐of‐life decision‐making process. Expand
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