Respiratory Intensive Care
An Introduction to Respiratory Intensive Care
Respiratory intensive care has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing with it many challenges. Intensive care has seen numerous important advances over recent years, including technological developments and improved monitoring systems and improvements in pharmacotherapies.
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Improvement of Chest Wall Compliance Immediately Following Subcutaneous Placement of Central Venous Catheter for Decompression of Massive Subcutaneous Emphysema
US Respiratory and Pulmonary Diseases. 2020;5(1):48-51 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USPRD.2020.5.1.48
Subcutaneous emphysema (SE) is relatively common in the intensive care unit (ICU) and often a complication of positive pressure ventilation.1,2 While typically self-limiting and benign, life-threatening sequela can develop. Progressive accumulation of subcutaneous air can result in significant compressive forces leading to the development of a rare clinical entity known as massive subcutaneous emphysema (MSE). The […]
Benjamin Seeliger, ERS 2019 – Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Benjamin Seeliger, Hannover, Germany, spoke to us at ERS 2019 in Madrid about the EOLIA trial and ECMO in veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy. Questions 1. What is known about the effectiveness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in respiratory failure? (0:05) 2. What are the major challenges in designing clinical trials to investigate the utility […]
Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Critical Illness
European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2019; 5(1):12–3.
Life-threatening pulmonary illness is one of the most important reasons for admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). Such illnesses frequently require the use of tracheal intubation, deep sedation and mechanical ventilation. Although mechanical ventilation may keep a patient alive (by ensuring adequate gas exchange), it may lead to further lung injury, may contribute to […]
Jacqueline Kruser, ATS 2019 – Quality of End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit
At the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA, Jacqueline Kruser (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA) discusses the knowledge gap in end-of-life (EOL) care and the implications of her study findings in terms of meeting unmet needs in EOL care in patients in the ICU. Questions 1. What is currently known about end-of-life (EOL) care […]
Margaret Pisani, ATS 2019 – Delirium in the ICU
Margaret Pisani (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) speaks from the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA about the impact of delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) and new evidence on the potential benefits of pharmacological interventions to manage delirium. She also discusses the unmet needs for ICU patients with […]
Mark L Metersky, CHEST 2018 – Empiric antibiotic therapy: challenges and recommendations
Mark L Metersky (University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, US) discusses current recommendations and guidelines with respect to the use of empiric antibiotic therapy in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Questions 1. What are the major challenges of empiric antibiotic therapy in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia? (0:10) 2. How are patients defined in terms […]
Andrea Aliverti, ERS 2018 – New technologies in respiratory medicine
Editorial board member Andrea Aliverti (Politecnico di Milano [Polimi], Milan, Italy) discusses the potential that new technologies could have to improve patient compliance in respiratory medicine. Questions 1. How important an issue is patient compliance in respiratory medicine and how can new technologies help this? (0:12) 2. In what ways are wearable technologies being used […]
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