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Main information requests of families in ICU

7 November, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. We are pleased again to share a new multicentric collaborative research coordinated by Proyecto HU-CI. Thank you all. The ahead of publication section of Medicina Intensiva  has recently published the article Main information requests of family members of patients in Intensive Care Units, directed brilliantly by José Manuel Velasco. Because one thing is what we tell the [...]

Surviving ICU: looking through family’s eyes

17 October, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. A new editorial in Medicina Intensiva signed by one of the members of Proyecto HU-CI (Mari Cruz Martin) and Abelardo García de Lorenzo. In this paper, authors talk about the postintensive care syndrome (PICS) incidence in patients and families. Family is another vulnerable population and many times we forget them. Their quality of life [...]

Noise level in ICU in Santa Marta, Colombia

4 November, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. We keep on making noise to promote ICU silence. Today we share an article recently published in Medicina Intensiva by the Group of Research in modeling of Environmental Systems of the Environmental Engineering and Health Program of the University of Magdalena (Santa Marta, Colombia). The objective was to assess the noise level in adult, [...]

Pain and fear in the ICU

30 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From the ICU of the Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, doctors Carlos Chamorro and Miguel Angel Romera give us their point of view in the journal Medicina Intensiva. We want to share a small summary of the article. From common sense and science we can carry out the corresponding actions of improvement in this field [...]

Breaking Bad News: The Baile-Buckman Protocol

8 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today I share with you an article published in 2006 in Medicina Intensiva, which although it might seem old 8 years later, is completely valid and for me it is also essential.In "Breaking bad news in medicine: strategies that turn necessity into a virtue" by F. García Díaz, from Critical Care and Emergency Room Service of the Hospital General [...]

Measuring the satisfaction of patients admitted to the intensive care unit and of their families

22 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Recently published in the online version of Medicina Intensiva, Dra. Holanda and the companions of Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla ICU  presents the following article.The objective of the study was to know the degree of satisfaction of patients and their families during their stay in the ICU, in a period of 5 months. In [...]

Life-sustaining treatment limitation in the electronic clinical record

22 April, 2014|

Hola everobody, my dear amig@s (I am going to start Spanish lessons!)Returning to the topic already started in Do we need a Code Death?, today I want to share with you an article published in Medicina Intensiva in 2011 by Dra. Rosa Poyo-Guerrero and other components of the Committee of Ethics of the Hospital Son Llàtzer in Palma de Mallorca. Life-sustaining treatment limitation (LSTL) [...]

Deep Blue and Intensive Care Medicine

11 April, 2014|

Garry Kaspárov was born in the capital of the Russian Republic of Azerbaijan.His legend says that he learned the rules of chess noting how his parents solved problems. One day gave the solution to one of them.Kasparov won the Youth Championship of the USSR at the age of 13, and repeated it at 14. When he was only 16 years old, [...]