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Risk of post-traumatic stress symptoms in family members of intensive care unit patients.
Post-traumatic stress reaction consistent with a high risk of PTSD is common in family members of ICU patients and is the rule among those who share in end-of-life decisions. Expand
Neuromuscular blockers in early acute respiratory distress syndrome.
In patients with severe ARDS, early administration of a neuromuscular blocking agent improved the adjusted 90-day survival and increased the time off the ventilator without increasing muscle weakness. Expand
High level of burnout in intensivists: prevalence and associated factors.
Evaluating the prevalence and associated factors of burnout among physicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) found that organizational factors, but not factors related to the patients, appeared to be associated with burnout. Expand
Burnout syndrome among critical care healthcare workers
Recent studies reported high levels of severe burnout syndrome in ICU healthcare workers and identified potential targets for preventive strategies such as ICU working groups, communication strategies during end-of-life care and prevention and management of ICU conflicts. Expand
Protective Ventilation Influences Systemic Inflammation after Esophagectomy: A Randomized Controlled Study
A protective ventilatory strategy decreases the proinflammatory systemic response after esophagectomy, improves lung function, and results in earlier extubation. Expand
Burnout syndrome in critical care nursing staff.
One-third of ICU nursing staff had severe BOS, and areas for improvement identified in the study include conflict prevention, participation in ICU research groups, and better management of end-of-life care. Expand
Bronchoscopic or Blind Sampling Techniques for Diagnosis of Ventilator‐Associated Pneumonia
Clinical characteristics of the patients, including post-surgical status, previous trauma, simplified acute physiologic score, APACHE II score, McCabe score, body temperature, white blood cell count, Po2, Pco2, and radiologic score were not able to distinguish patients with pneumonia from those without pneumonia. Expand
Norepinephrine plus dobutamine versus epinephrine alone for management of septic shock: a randomised trial
There is no evidence for a difference in efficacy and safety between epinephrine alone and norepinephrine plus dobutamine for the management of septic shock. Expand
Outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and brought to a referral center
Age, SOFA score, and a diagnosis of influenza may be used to accurately evaluate the risk of death in ARDS patients considered for retrieval under ECMO from distant hospitals. Expand
An Official ATS/ERS/ESICM/SCCM/SRLF Statement: Prevention and Management of Acute Renal Failure in the ICU Patient: an international consensus conference in intensive care medicine.
OBJECTIVES To address the issues of Prevention and Management of Acute Renal Failure in the ICU Patient, using the format of an International Consensus Conference. METHODS AND QUESTIONS Five mainExpand