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Study supports using corticosteroids for severe pneumonia

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

Patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia and a high inflammatory response had a 66% lower chance of treatment failure when given corticosteroids along with antibiotics, compared with patients given a placebo and antibiotics, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Shock, the need for mechanical ventilation and death within 72 hours were considered treatment failure. Medscape (free registration) (02/18)


Univ. of Michigan launches $7M critical care unit

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

Study links driving pressure to survival in ARDS patients

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

FDA approves superbug treatment from Actavis

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

C. difficile germinates in digestive tract within 24 hours

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

Review: Drug-related bowel problems complicate ICU care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

C. difficile cases number half a million in U.S. annually

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Portable ultrasound could revolutionize EMS care, physician argues

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

HHS allocates $200M to help states prepare for Ebola

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

Survey gauges quality of end-of-life care in NICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015


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