Clinical examination, critical care ultrasonography and outcomes in the critically ill: cohort profile of the Simple Intensive Care Studies-I

@inproceedings{Hiemstra2017ClinicalEC,
  title={Clinical examination, critical care ultrasonography and outcomes in the critically ill: cohort profile of the Simple Intensive Care Studies-I},
  author={Bart Hiemstra and Ruben J. Eck and Geert Koster and J\orn Wetterslev and Anders Perner and Ville Pettil{\"a} and Harold Snieder and Yoran M. Hummel and Renske Wiersema and Anne Marie G. A. de Smet and Frederik Keus and Iwan C.C. van der Horst},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
PURPOSE In the Simple Intensive Care Studies-I (SICS-I), we aim to unravel the value of clinical and haemodynamic variables obtained by physical examination and critical care ultrasound (CCUS) that currently guide daily practice in critically ill patients. We intend to (1) measure all available clinical and haemodynamic variables, (2) train novices in obtaining values for advanced variables based on CCUS in the intensive care unit (ICU) and (3) create an infrastructure for a registry with the… CONTINUE READING
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