The evolving role of intensive care in health care and society.   [Oct-2019]

Warrillow, Stephen J ; Raper, Raymond
Keywords Intensive care
Keywords Intensive care

A decision-aid tool for ICU admission triage is associated with a reduction in potentially inappropriate intensive care unit admissions.   [Jun-2019]

Ramos, Joao Gabriel Rosa; Ranzani, Otavio T; Perondi, Beatriz; Dias, Roger Daglius; Jones, Daryl A ; Carvalho, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro; Velasco, Irineu Tadeu; Forte, Daniel Neves
Keywords Intensive care triage
Abstract was the proportion of potentially inappropriate ICU referrals (defined as priority 4B or 5 referrals, accordingly to the Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines of 1999 and 2016, respectively) admitted to the ICU within 48 h. We conducted multivariate analyses

A review of video laryngoscopes relevant to the intensive care unit.   [1-Jul-2014]

Karalapillai, Dharshi ; Darvall, Jai; Mandeville, Justin; Ellard, Louise ; Graham, Jon; Weinberg, Laurence 
Abstract The incidence of difficult direct intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is estimated to be as high as 20%. Recent advances in video-technology have led to the development of video laryngoscopes as new intubation devices to assist in difficult
Keywords Post intensive care syndrome
Abstract After prolonged mechanical ventilation patients may experience the 'post intensive care syndrome' (PICS) and may be candidates for post-discharge follow-up clinics. We aimed to ascertain the incidence and severity of PICS symptoms in patients
Keywords End-of-life care decision making

Effect sizes in ongoing randomized controlled critical care trials.   [5-Jun-2017]

Ridgeon, Elliott E; Bellomo, Rinaldo ; Aberegg, Scott K; Sweeney, Rob Mac; Varughese, Rachel S; Landoni, Giovanni; Young, Paul J
Keywords Intensive care unit
Abstract hypotheses; however, such assessment has not been attempted in the field of critical care medicine. The purpose of this study was to determine clinicians' views about prior probabilities and plausible effect sizes for ongoing critical care trials where

Zebra in the intensive care unit: a metacognitive reflection on misdiagnosis.   [1-Sep-2012]

Gillon, Stuart A; Radford, Samuel T 
Abstract clinicians are prone to misdiagnose. Finally, we review potential solutions, both educational and systemic, that may guard against the inevitable failings of the human mind, especially in a busy modern intensive care setting.

Pearls and pitfalls in comprehensive critical care echocardiography   [17-Nov-2017]

Orde, Sam; Slama, Michel; Hilton, Andrew K ; Yastrebov, Konstantin; McLean, Anthony
Keywords Critical care
Abstract Critical care echocardiography is developing rapidly with an increasing number of specialists now performing comprehensive studies using Doppler and other advanced techniques. However, this imaging can be challenging, interpretation is far from