Tag: critical illness

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report

The federal government is taking “steps in the right direction” to help control this pandemic, but there have been many hard lessons learned, according to...

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Billie Barker with her son Brody, 6, uses her cellphone to...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care...

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation...

Is it Type 2 MI or a Nonischemic Imposter?

Survival gains in the management of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in recent decades don’t apply to one increasingly common category of MI. Type 2 MI, triggered...

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech...

Full-Dose Anticoagulation Reduces Need for Life Support in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Full-dose anticoagulation was superior to low, prophylactic doses in reducing the...

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with...

‘Nine Months Into It, the Adrenaline Is Gone and It’s Exhausting’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In March, during the first week of the San Francisco Bay...

Two Twins, Different COVID-19 Trajectories

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Twin brothers in Italy developed symptoms of COVID-19 on the same...

New Guidance for Treating Resistant Gram-Negative Infections

New guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America provides practitioners with actionable information for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative pathogens, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacterales,...

Is Lung Jelly in COVID-19 Hyaluronan, Opening Door for Treatment?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The gel-like liquid that can form in the lungs of patients...

Experts Divided on Awake Prone Position for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Awake proning, or positioning COVID-19 patients on their stomachs to increase...

Combination Therapy Quells COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Treatment with high-dose methylprednisolone plus tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech) as needed was associated with faster respiratory recovery, a lower likelihood of mechanical ventilation, and fewer in-hospital...

Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

Critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) who undergo dialysis as soon as possible after meeting eligibility criteria do not have a lower...

CDC to Urge Against Repeat Testing After COVID Illness Resolves

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing guidance that will urge against repeated diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 in individuals who have...

You can soon opt for fixed payout on motor insurance claims

Regulatory sandbox is a workspace where tech-driven companies can ideate, innovate and test financial products. The insurance regulator invited applications for sandbox between September and...

Critically Ill NYC Patients, Severe Disease in Kids

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Severe COVID-19 Most Often Affects Children With Comorbidities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pediatric patients with significant comorbidities appear to be at increased risk...

With Life in the Balance, a Pediatric Palliative Program Expands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late March of 2020, when it became clear that hospitals...

Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients...

Office Visits Decimated, No ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

COMMENTARY: Oxygen Targets in COVID-19 With ARDS: What’s Optimal?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 17, 2020 — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has strained medical resources in countries across...

Vent Debate Continues, Screening for Taste/Smell

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...