- Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital
A potential new tool for intravascular continuous glucose monitoring in intensive care patients could prevent hypoglycaemia or high glucose variability.
The Task Force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma have updated their guidelines on the management of bleeding following traumatic injury, with new recommendations addressing changes made in clinical care.
Implementing a quality improvement project for pain management in an intensive care unit (ICU) decreases severe pain and serious adverse events when moving and handling patients.
The obesity paradox (lower mortality in the obese) is observed in patients admitted to intensive care with septic shock in a large international retrospective cohort study.
Base deficit (BD)-based shock classification better discriminates the need for early blood transfusion and mortality in severely injured patients than the current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocol.
A randomized controlled trial shows that non-invasive ventilation applied immediately after extubation prevents re-intubation and decreases hospital mortality when compared to oxygen mask therapy.
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