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Katharina Lenherr, Stephan Budweiser
Many physicians are working in intensive care and are not additionally anaesthesiological experienced. The situation having to perform an emergency in intubation is often feel anxious. Significant complications, such as severe hypoxemia (25%), life-threatening cardiovascular events (40%) or cardiac arrest (2%) may occur during intubation on ICU. The physician must have a clear strategy in preparation and implemention of emergency intubation. It is equally important to perform an alternative airway management when intubation is difficult...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Anibal Basile-Filho, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Edson Antonio Nicolini
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) to stratify the severity of illness and the impact of delay transfer to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the mortality of surgical critically ill patients. METHODS: Five hundred and twenty-nine patients (60.3% males and 39.7% females; mean age of 52.8 ± 18.5 years) admitted to the ICU were retrospectively studied. The patients were divided into survivors (n=365) and nonsurvivors (n=164)...
2013: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
G Waddell
Critically ill patients were observed during routine movement inside the hospital to and from the intensive therapy unit. One patient a month suffered major cardiorespiratory collapse or death as a direct result of movement. Renewed bleeding of a pelvic fracture, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac embarrassment due to a haemothorax, and cardiovascular decompensation were seen. It was difficult to continue treatment during movement, especially maintaining an airway or providing adequate intermittent positive pressure ventilation...
May 24, 1975: British Medical Journal (1857-1980)
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