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By Paul Ross ICUnurses
Milagros Ruiz, Alex Bottle, Paul P Aylin
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of mortality by day of the week for emergency and elective patients. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study using the international dataset from the Global Comparators (GC) project consisting of hospital administrative data. SETTING: 28 hospitals from England, Australia, USA and the Netherlands during 2009-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Emergency and surgical-elective patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In-hospital deaths within 30 days of emergency admission or of elective surgery...
August 2015: BMJ Quality & Safety
Jean-François Timsit, Anders Perner, Jan Bakker, Matteo Bassetti, Dominique Benoit, Maurizio Cecconi, J Randall Curtis, Gordon S Doig, Margaret Herridge, Samir Jaber, Michael Joannidis, Laurent Papazian, Mark J Peters, Pierre Singer, Martin Smith, Marcio Soares, Antoni Torres, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Giuseppe Citerio, Elie Azoulay
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April 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
Carol Hodgson, Rinaldo Bellomo, Susan Berney, Michael Bailey, Heidi Buhr, Linda Denehy, Megan Harrold, Alisa Higgins, Jeff Presneill, Manoj Saxena, Elizabeth Skinner, Paul Young, Steven Webb
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate current mobilization practice, strength at ICU discharge and functional recovery at 6 months among mechanically ventilated ICU patients. METHOD: This was a prospective, multi-centre, cohort study conducted in twelve ICUs in Australia and New Zealand. Patients were previously functionally independent and expected to be ventilated for >48 hours. We measured mobilization during invasive ventilation, sedation depth using the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS), co-interventions, duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU-acquired weakness (ICUAW) at ICU discharge, mortality at day 90, and 6-month functional recovery including return to work...
February 26, 2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Elie Azoulay, Marine Chaize, Nancy Kentish-Barnes
Families of patients are not simple visitors to the ICU. They have just been separated from a loved one, often someone they live with, either abruptly or, in nearly half the cases, because a chronic condition has suddenly worsened. They must cope with a serious illness of a loved one, while having to adapt to the unfamiliar and intimidating ICU environment. In many cases, the outcome of the critical illness is uncertain, a situation that causes considerable distress to the relatives. As shown by our research group and others, families exhibit symptoms of anxiety (70%) and depression (35%) in the first few days after admission, as well as symptoms of stress (33%) and difficulty understanding the information delivered by the healthcare staff (50%)...
2014: Annals of Intensive Care
Derek C Angus, Clifford S Deutschman, Jesse B Hall, Kevin C Wilson, Cindy L Munro, Nicholas S Hill
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November 2014: Critical Care Medicine
Derek C Angus, Clifford S Deutschman, Jesse B Hall, Kevin C Wilson, Cindy L Munro, Nicholas S Hill
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