Andrew D. Bowser
24-hour ambulatory BP measurements strongly predict mortality
April 18, 2018
Masked hypertension identified by 24-hour monitoring carried the greatest risk of death.
Death rate steady with pediatric early warning system
March 8, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – The findings of a new trial do not support the use of a pediatric early warning system to reduce hospital mortality.
Prehospital antibiotics improved some aspects of sepsis care
March 7, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – EMS personnel in the Netherlands received training that resulted in them being able to recognize sepsis more quickly.
Preparing to respond to workplace violence
March 7, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – The latest data show that the great majority of workplace violence is perpetrated by individuals outside the organization.
Increasing sepsis survivorship creates new challenges
February 28, 2018
SAN ANTONIO– A new study calls for examination of the consequences of long-term sepsis survivorship.
Dexmedetomidine: ‘Silver bullet’ for ventilator liberation?
February 26, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Investigators found that dexmedetomidine- or propofol-based sedation regimens appeared to reduce mechanical ventilation duration and length of ICU stay versus benzodiazepine-based sedation.
Radiation exposure in MICU may exceed recommended limit
February 14, 2018
In a study of 4,155 patients admitted to a medical ICU, 1% accrued a cumulative effective dose of radiation of at least 100 mSv.
Guideline preview: ASH to recommend against VTE prophylaxis for lower-risk cancer patients
December 10, 2017
ATLANTA – ASH attendees got a preview of forthcoming recommendations on prevention and treatment of VTE in patients with cancer.
Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis does not reduce post-thrombotic syndrome risk
December 6, 2017
The ATTRACT trial results contrast with recent reports from another randomized trial, known as CAVENT.
Ideal intubation position still unknown
October 17, 2017
For an endotracheal intubation, the sniffing position may be a better choice than the ramped position, a new study suggests.