News tagged with critical care

Reducing the pain of movement in intensive care

Monitoring pain and providing analgesics to patients in intensive care units (ICUs) during non-surgical procedures, such as turning and washing, can not only reduce the amount of pain but also reduce the number of serious ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Simple breath test might diagnose heart failure

(HealthDay)—An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early ...

Mar 25, 2013
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A better way of estimating blood loss

Research suggests that there may be a better way of measuring blood loss due to trauma than the current method, finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care. The study shows that base deficit (BD) i ...

Mar 05, 2013
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Protecting health care workers

(Medical Xpress)—Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks while on duty are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led ...

Feb 21, 2013
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