Articles matching the ‘Intensive care’ Category

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August 21st, 2013

Podcast 166: Delirium and intensive care

Running time: 19:45 This week’s guest is Yoanna Skrobik, a Montreal intensivist and author of an intriguing commentary on a Lancet Respiratory Medicine paper on the (non)effect of haloperidol in influencing the incidence or length of delirium/coma in critically ill patients. Physician’s First Watch coverage of the Lancet articles Nurse-facilitated family participation Early physical/occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated patients


September 16th, 2011

Podcast 130: If you’re a clinician concerned about health costs, wash your hands — don’t just wring them

Health Affairs has a study in which a few simple, but rigorously followed patient-care procedures in a pediatric ICU dropped infection rates, mortality, lengths of hospital stay, and total costs. Sound too good to be true? Well, it wasn’t exactly easy, but the results were real and measurable. Listen in and see whether this […]


August 14th, 2009

Podcast 53: Patients extubated with hypercapnia can be managed better with noninvasive ventilation, a new study shows.

Dr. Miquel Ferrer of the University of Barcelona took some time away from his holiday to talk with us about an article he’s just published in Lancet. His research shows that in a subgroup of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (mostly COPD) who are undergoing extubation but who remain in hypercapnia, noninvasive ventilation support is […]


April 3rd, 2009

Podcast 37: A conversation with Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia’s Donald Griesdale about a meta-analysis on tight glucose control in the ICU.

This week we talk with Don Griesdale about his meta-analysis on glucose control during intensive care. The evidence is complex, but we hope the presentation is straightforward and useful. You’ll let us know if it isn’t, right? Just call us at 1-617-440-4374 and leave a message. This week’s links: Medicare Rehospitalization Data Highlight Importance of […]


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