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Data analysis supports early ICU tracheostomy

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Data from 15 clinical trials found ICU patients who need mechanical ventilation had better outcomes with an early tracheostomy, compared with those who did not have the procedure or had it later in their stay, researchers reported. The study in Lancet Respiratory Medicine found patients who had an early tracheostomy had a lower risk of all-cause mortality in the ICU and attained mobility sooner. Medscape (free registration) (07/21)


Children's hospital uses "Ferrari" approach for ICU hand-offs

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Johns Hopkins to launch ICU diary program to reduce PTSD

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Ketamine use for intubation does not increase ICU stays

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Researchers to assess efficacy of clotting drug in trauma patients

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Hospitals change work load to give nurses more patient time

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Q&A: Intensivist describes work, evolution of profession

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Recertification rules will add to health care provider shortage, physicians warn

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Study: Dangerous, drug-resistant infections spike in Southeast

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Mobile polysensors may give hospitals better monitoring options

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014


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