Rounding team boosts ICU liberation efforts
March 8, 2019
SAN DIEGO – A group of clinicians making daily rounds in the ICU improved the outcomes from the ABCDEF bundle.
Whole genome sequencing benefits pediatric ICU patients
March 6, 2019
SAN DIEGO – The first study of rapid whole genome sequencing in an older pediatric population finds that it often impacts treatment.
New SOFA version could streamline outcomes research
March 4, 2019
The eSOFA includes more objective criteria and should make it easier to compare data across institutions.
Second extubation attempts should be judged on their own merits
March 2, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Study shows that changes in parameters between first and second extubation attempts did not predict success.
ICU admissions raise chronic condition risk
February 27, 2019
Compared to non-ICU visitors, patients had greater risk of developing new chronic conditions after discharge.
Opportunities missed for advance care planning for elderly ICU patients
February 26, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Most ICU patients older than age 65 years had no documented advance care planning.
Peripheral perfusion fails septic shock test, but optimism remains
February 25, 2019
A simple strategy of timing the refilling of peripheral capillaries trended toward better 28-day survival.
Palliative care has improved for critically ill children, but challenges remain
February 23, 2019
SAN DIEGO – The availability of palliative care for critically ill children varies across institutions
Supplementary compression doesn’t improve DVT odds in critically ill
February 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO – The procedure carries few risks, aside from patient discomfort.
PERT alerts improve pulmonary embolism outcomes
February 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Alerts that prompt multidisciplinary consultations cut death rates, ICU times in pulmonary embolism patients.