Introduction Postoperative patients, especially when elderly and with co-morbidities, may have high hospital mortality rates (1). These patients may require intensive care unit (ICU) admission during their follow-up. Additionally, patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) can develop surgical complications during their ICU stay. A multidisciplinary team that recognizes the complications promptly can help […]
Byline: Ata Mahmoodpoor, Akbar Ali-Asgharzadeh, Masoud Parish, Zakie Amir-Aslanzadeh and Naghi Abedini ABSTRACT
Critically ill patients may require investigations and procedures that cannot be performed within the intensive care unit, thus necessitating intrahospital transfer. (2-4) The decision to transfer a critically ill patient needs to be carefully balanced between the benefit of the diagnostic or interventional procedure and the risks associated with the transfer. (4) Adverse physiological changes […]
Giris Yogun bakim uniteleri (YBU), yasami tehdit altinda olan bireylere, olabilecek en ust duzeyde yarar saglamak amaciyla kullanilan cok sayida yasam kurtarici teknolojik arac gereclerin bulundugu, disiplinler arasi bir ekip yaklasiminin zorunlu oldugu bakim merkezleri olarak tanimlanmaktadir (1).
This retrospective study evaluated the effect of an intensive insulin infusion protocol on blood glucose values in five intensive care units at Baylor University Medical Center. The protocol involved an equation in which the hourly blood glucose value and an adjusted multiplier were used to determine the insulin infusion rate. The default target blood glucose […]