Health

Study: e-cigarettes trigger inflammation in the gut

Touted by makers as a "healthy" alternative to traditional nicotine cigarettes, new research indicates the chemicals found in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation in the body, potentially leading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racially biased oxygen readings could be putting patients at risk

Thousands of times a day, doctors and nurses use a small device called a pulse oximeter—which fits on the end of a patient's finger to measure the percentage of oxygen in the blood—to help them make vital treatment decisions. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 preprint data rapidly influenced critical care practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers examine whether preprint data on the use of the corticosteroid dexamethasone ...

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Intensive-care medicine

Intensive Care Medicine or critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the provision of life support or organ support systems in patients who are critically ill and who usually require intensive monitoring.

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