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Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU

14 March, 2019|

The article Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU has been recently published online in Intensive Care Medicine, in What´s new in Intensive Care section. It´s signed by Ely, Azoulay and Sprung. Authors want to share a global vision from three differents views and parts of the world, about situations and transversal concepts regarding end of life care [...]

An instrument to predic psychological morbidity at ICU discharge

16 January, 2019|

Recently has been published Intensive Care Medicine as Open Access the original Development of an ICU discharge instrument predicting psychological morbidity: a multinational study. As you know, one of three ICU survivors has the psychological PICS components depression, post-traumatic stress (PTS) and anxiety. The aim of this study was to develop a screening instrument for use at ICU discharge, in [...]

24-h extended visiting policy reduces ICU delirium

3 April, 2018|

Our mates and friends of Centro Hospitalar Unimed de Joinville in Santa Catarina (Brasil), leaded by Dr. Glauco Westphal  have just published in Intensive Care Medicine the letter Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. Absence of relatives has been suggested as a potentially modifiable risk factor for delirium and anxiety in the ICU. In this study, theyaimed to evaluate the [...]

Music as therapy in the ICU

7 February, 2018|

Reciently, the section What´s new in Intensive Care of Intensive Care Medicine journal has published Adjuvant therapies in critical care: music therapy. The authors reflect on the increasing introduction of music in the ICU, with the aim of reducing patient anxiety and pain. They explain the differences between patient-directed music interventions and music therapy, with different objectives and basically lies [...]

Psychiatric symptoms after acute respiratory distress syndrome

1 February, 2018|

The article Psychiatric symptoms after acute respiratory distress syndrome: a 5-year longitudinal study, has been recently published in Intensive Care Medicine  by the group of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The authors had the purpose of characterizing the psychiatric symptoms presented by patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) over five-year follow-up, using the Anxiety and Depression scale Hospital scales (HADS) and [...]

Would we start talking about physical restraints in our ICU?

14 December, 2017|

Let´s celebrate!. A high impact journal as Intensive Care Medicine, starts talking in What’s new in Intensive Care about the use of physical restraints (PR) in critically ill patients.  Perhaps it could sound rare to affirm that the use of PR is a new issue, but the were no studies or references till very late years ago. It was really difficuld to [...]

Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU

13 September, 2017|

Intensive Care Medicine has recently published the article "Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU: institutional, clinician, and patient considerations. This is a multidisciplinary work developed by a physiotherapist in Australia, a nurse in Germany and a doctor in the United States. We are increasing knowledge about post-UCI syndrome and there is an increasing and general interest  in [...]

The intensive care delirium research agenda: a multinational, interprofesional perspective

22 June, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. We have much to celebrate during all this intense 2017, so we will be giving space to all the joys that brings #humaniza. And one of this great news is the publication of a fantastic review on delirium in Intensive Care Medicine  in which Proyecto HU-CI has taken a collaborative part. We were invited [...]

One ring to rule them all: education in ICU palliative care

9 March, 2017|

A letter with so strinking title has been recently published in Intensive Care Medicine, and it refers to another article commented in this blog by  Bárbara Salas: Ten key points about ICU palliative care. Drs. Zante and Schefold from Bern University Hospital ICU, pose to the authors a necessary reflection given the characteristics that differentiate ICU from the palliative care outside ICU. [...]

A plan for improving the humanisation of intensive care units

15 February, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends February 14th 2017 has been an historic day for Proyecto HU-CI. Intensive Care Medicine, the journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), has published the article A plan for improving the humanisation of Intensive Care Units , which can be read for free in the following link. In the article we explain the [...]