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Physicians debate value of antibiotic de-escalation in ICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Antibiotic de-escalation is needed in hospital ICUs to reduce unnecessary drug use, Dr. Marc Leone of Aix-Marseille Universite told the American Society for Microbiology meeting. However, Dr. Jeroen Schouten of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre said there is a lack of consensus on how to define de-escalation therapy and evidence to show it is beneficial. Healio (free registration) (06/18)


Study shows health care spending trajectories in final year of life

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

TAVI safe for low-risk patients without ICU stay, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Medical center uses reset room to help reduce burnout

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

Survey: ICU nurses face barriers to palliative care discussions

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

Report: Higher-quality care may prevent 1 in 5 trauma deaths

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Study: Infection-causing bacteria can transfer from gloves to surfaces

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Physician outlines how one hospital system developed its tele-ICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

Handheld ultrasound shows promise for remote detection of brain injury

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

Mercy Virtual expands telemonitoring to Pa. medical center

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016


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