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Dexmedetomidine Attenuates Acute Lung Injury Induced by Lipopolysaccharide in Mouse through Inhibition of MAPK Pathway
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Source: Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology - July 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Yingzhen Xu, Ruyi Zhang, Chunli Li, Xue Yin, Changjun Lv, Yaoqi Wang, Wenxiang Zhao, Xiuli Zhang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Identification of the high risk emergency surgical patient: Which risk prediction model should be used?
Conclusions In the absence of accurate risk scoring tools that can be used on admission to hospital it is not possible to reliably audit the achievement of national standards of care for the 'high-risk' patient. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - July 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Effects of aromatherapy on sleep quality and anxiety of patients
ConclusionLavender essential oil increased quality of sleep and reduced level of anxiety in patients with coronary artery disease. Relevance to clinical practiceAs a non‐invasive, cheap, easily applicable, cost‐effective, independent nursing intervention and appropriate for cardiac patients, lavender essential oil could be applied in ICUs. (Source: Nursing in Critical Care)
Source: Nursing in Critical Care - July 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Ezgi Karadag, Sevgin Samancioglu, Dilek Ozden, Ercan Bakir Tags: Research Source Type: research

Concern for Supply-Sensitive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Care
When people acknowledge that life expectancy has increased dramatically in the past 5 decades, many mistakenly believe it is because of huge improvements in care for diseases that affect adults and the elderly at the end of their lives. What is missed is that many, if not most, of the gains we have seen are the result of saving the lives of children and infants. Saving an infant adds many more years to overall life expectancy at birth than does prolonging an older person’s life for a few years. (Source: JAMA Pediatrics)
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Trends in Neonatal Intensive Care
This epidemiologic time-trend analysis reports that neonatal intensive care unit admission rates increased for all birth weight categories during 2007-2012. (Source: JAMA Pediatrics)
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Diaries for Recovery From Critical Illness.
Abstract Objective
To assess the effect of a diary versus no diary during a patient's recovery from admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).
. PMID: 26207717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Anger WH Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Is the reduction of 0.9% saline use in Italian Intensive Care Units feasible ?
Authors: Brazzi L, Fanelli V, Mazzeo AT, Sales G, Urbino R PMID: 26207433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Anestesiologica)
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - July 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research

Restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategy for red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients and in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review, meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Restrictive strategy is at least as effective to liberal strategy in critically ill patients. Nevertheless, there is insufficient evidence to recommend a restrictive strategy for patients with acute coronary syndrome. PMID: 26198765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Anestesiologica)
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - July 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research

Management of Sodium Abnormalities in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
Abstract Patients with neurological injury commonly acquire changes in their sodium levels, both as a consequence of their disease process and iatrogenically. Hyper- or hyponatremia in the neurosurgical intensive care unit can easily be broken down to neurological causes, medical causes, and iatrogenic causes. Promptly diagnosing conditions in which sodium levels rapidly change are especially important in this patient population because of the effect on cerebral volume. When sodium levels change quickly, large shifts in water occur over the cellular membrane, which can lead to neuronal and cell swelling or shrinka...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - July 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Brain death organ donation potential and life support therapy limitation in neurocritical patients
Conclusions LSTL is a frequent practice in neurocritical patients. In almost one-half of the cases, LSTL consisted of avoiding admission to the ICU, and on several occasions the donation potential was not evaluated by the transplant coordinator. (Source: Medicina Intensiva)
Source: Medicina Intensiva - July 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

The effects of prone position ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. A systematic review and metaanalysis
Conclusions Prone position ventilation is a safe strategy and reduces mortality in patients with severely impaired oxygenation. It should be started early, for prolonged periods, and should be associated to a protective ventilation strategy. (Source: Medicina Intensiva)
Source: Medicina Intensiva - July 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Intensive care medicine and organ donation: Exploring the last frontiers?
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2015 Source:Medicina Intensiva (English Edition) Author(s): D. Escudero, J. Otero The main, universal problem for transplantation is organ scarcity. The gap between offer and demand grows wider every year and causes many patients in waiting list to die. In Spain, 90% of transplants are done with organs taken from patients deceased in brain death but this has a limited potential. In order to diminish organ shortage, alternative strategies such as donations from living donors, expanded criteria donors or donation after circulatory death, have been developed. Nevertheless, these ...
Source: Medicina Intensiva - July 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with severe influenza virus infections in hospitalized children during the 2013 to 2014 season
Conclusion Close monitoring of the important risk factors including underlying digestive tract diseases, seizure attack and conscious disturbance were recommended during the influenza season. (Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection)
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - July 26, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Threat of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Nepal
Conclusions This study showed a high prevalence of MRSA in our hospital. There is need of regular surveillance of antibiotic resistance, standardization of laboratory methods for detecting methicillin resistance and performing antibiotic susceptibility testing in developing countries like Nepal. Hospital acquired infections including prevalence of MRSA can be minimized by appropriate hygienic measures in patient care and management and by antibiotic stewardship. Screening of erythromycin resistant isolates would minimize clinical failures associated with clindamycin therapy. (Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease)
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease - July 26, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

Measles and respiratory failure: Case report and review of the last European outbreaks
We present the last 2 cases with severe measles-associated respiratory failure and a review of the literature of the last European outbreaks. Two young adults were admitted in the intensive care unit due to respiratory failure with a confirmed measles infection. Both treated with high flow nasal cannula during 3 to 5 days; one had a pneumococcal pneumonia co-infection. An incomplete vaccination schedule was documented in one of them while the other did not remember his. Within 10 days of admission, both were discharged from intensive care unit and the hospital with no complications. Measles can present with a variety of sy...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease - July 26, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

[ $${}^{11}\hbox {C}$$ 11 C ]acetate and PET/CT assessment of muscle activation in rat studies
Conclusion The present study showed that kinetic modelling can detect changes between active and inactive skeletal muscles with a higher sensitivity with respect to the SUV, when performed with [ \({}^{11}\hbox {C}\) ]acetate PET/CT. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Statistical study of parameters for deep brain stimulation automatic preoperative planning of electrodes trajectories
Conclusion The results tend to show a predominance of the choice of a trajectory close to a standard direction. Secondly, the avoidance of the vessels or sulci seems to be sought in the surroundings of the standard position. The avoidance of the ventricles seems to be less predominant, but this could be due to the already reasonable distance between the standard direction and the ventricles. The similarity of results between two medical centers tends to show that it is not an exceptional practice. These results suggest that manual planning software may introduce a bias in the planning by proposing a standard posi...
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

MICCAI 2014 special issue
(Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Comparison of early and late MRI in neonatal hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy using three assessment methods
Conclusion Early MRI may provide valuable information about brain injury to help parents and neonatologists in intensive-care decisions at the end of hypothermia treatment. (Source: Pediatric Radiology)
Source: Pediatric Radiology - July 25, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Inventory of a Neurological Intensive Care Unit: Who Is Treated and How Long?
Conclusion. Most patients, ventilated or not, suffer from vascular diseases with further impairment of other organ systems or systemic complications. Data reflects close relationship and overlap of treatment on nICU with a standardized stroke unit treatment and suggests, regarding increasing therapeutic options, the high impact of acute high-level treatment to reduce consequential complications. PMID: 26199757 [PubMed] (Source: Neurology Research International)
Source: Neurology Research International - July 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Int Source Type: research

The Impact of a Minimally Invasive Approach on Reoperative Aortic Valve Replacement.
CONCLUSION: Mini-AVR confers benefits during subsequent reoperative AVR, with shorter hospital stays and improved long-term survival. These findings suggest that mini-AVR should be considered for patients at risk for aortic valve reoperation, and describes a previously unreported advantage of this well-established technique. PMID: 26204682 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Heart Valve Disease)
Source: Journal of Heart Valve Disease - July 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: J Heart Valve Dis Source Type: research

Interhospital Transfer of Neurosurgical Patients to a High-Volume Tertiary Care Center: Opportunities for Improvement
CONCLUSION: Interhospital transfer requires a coordinated effort among hospital administrators, physicians, and staff to make complex decisions that govern this important and costly process. These data suggest common failures and numerous opportunities for improvement in transfer efficiency, diagnostic accuracy, triage, and resource allocation. ABBREVIATIONS: EUH, Emory University Hospital GMH, Grady Memorial Hospital ICU, intensive care unit (Source: Neurosurgery)
Source: Neurosurgery - July 25, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Research-Human-Clinical Studies Source Type: research

A new turbidimetric immunoassay for serum calprotectin for fully automatized clinical analysers
Serum and plasma calprotectin concentration is shown to be elevated when neutrophils are activated, and may therefore be used as a marker for inflammatory diseases. A serum calprotectin immunoassay was developed based on calprotectin values observed in samples from the intensive care unit. The polyclonal avian antibodies were raised and affinity purified with calprotectin antigens. The performance was tested and it was observed that the assay was linear in the range 0.3–24.7 mg/L, the limit of quantitation was observed to be lower than 0.3 mg/L, no antigen excess was observed up to 54 mg/L, all CVs were lower than 1.8...
Source: Journal of Inflammation - July 25, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tom NilsenKathrin SundeAnders Larsson Source Type: research

Pediatric trauma care with computed tomography—criteria for CT scanning
Abstract Trauma centers, trauma management concepts, as well as integration of whole-body computed tomography (CT) reduced mortality significantly. The accuracy of a trauma care algorithm with emergency CT in children was evaluated. Data of 71 children with emergency CT were recorded retrospectively. In addition to epidemiological data admission date, kind of CT scan, mechanism of injury, missed diagnoses, injury severity score (ISS), admission to and time on intensive care unit (ICU), and time of hospitalization were observed. The algorithm for CT scanning was based on mechanism of injury, pattern of injury, and ...
Source: Emergency Radiology - July 25, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical features, mortality, hospital admission, and length of stay of a cohort of adult patients with diabetic ketoacidosis attending the emergency room of a tertiary hospital in Spain
Conclusions Most DKA episodes require hospital admission, but mortality is <2%, and length of stay at the ER and medical ward depends on type of DM and initial severity of the episode. (Source: Endocrinologia y Nutricion)
Source: Endocrinologia y Nutricion - July 25, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Total antioxidant capacity is associated with mortality of patients with severe traumatic brain injury
Background: Previously, circulating total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients has been scarcely studied and only in studies of small sample size (lower than 55 TBI patients). In one study were found higher serum TAC in non-survivor than in survivor TBI patients; however, an association between circulating TAC and mortality in patients with TBI has not been previously reported. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between circulating TAC, peroxidation state and mortality in patients with severe TBI. Methods: This was a multicenter, observational a...
Source: BMC Neurology - July 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Leonardo LorenteMaría MartínTeresa AlmeidaPedro Abreu-GonzálezLuis RamosMónica ArguesoMarta Riaño-RuizJordi Solé-ViolánAlejandro Jiménez Source Type: research

Quality of transition to end-of-life care for cancer patients in the intensive care unit
Background: There have been few studies that have evaluated the quality of end-of-life care (EOLC) for cancer patients in the ICU. The aim of this study was to explore the quality of transition to EOLC for cancer patients in ICU. Methods: The study was undertaken on medical patients admitted to a specialist cancer hospital ICU over 6 months. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to explore quality of transition to EOLC using documentary evidence. Clinical parameters on ICU admission were reviewed to determine if they could be used to identify patients who were likely to transition to EOLC during their ICU stay....
Source: Annals of Intensive Care - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Sophie MillerNishita DesaiNatalie PattisonJoanne DroneyAngela KingPaul Farquhar-SmithPascale Gruber Source Type: research

N-BiPAP treatment in infants with respiratory distress syndrome: A population study
Since November 1st 2008, our Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit has used nasal biphasic positive airway pressure (n-BiPAP) instead of invasive mechanical ventilation as first-line treatment after nasal continuous positive airway pressure (n-CPAP) failure in infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). (Source: Early Human Development)
Source: Early Human Development - July 25, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Anne Lee Solevåg, Inger Cathrine Kann Source Type: research

Response to the letter to the Editor regarding - ‘Feasibility, safety, and outcome of very early enteral nutrition in critically ill patients: Results of an observational study’
Dear Prof Lumb, (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Philip D. Lumb Source Type: research

Does difficulty functioning in the surrogate role equate to vulnerability in critical illness research? Use of path analysis to examine the relationship between difficulty providing substituted judgment and receptivity to critical illness research participation
Individuals who struggle to provide substitute judgment for the critically ill often find it challenging to engage in decision making for therapeutic interventions. Though essential to the conduct of research, how these individuals respond to requests for clinical trial participation is poorly understood. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - July 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Brian R. Clarridge, Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic, Jessica LeBlanc, Rumel S. Mahmood, Carie R. Kennedy, Bradley D. Freeman Source Type: research

Burkholderia gladioli infection isolated from the blood cultures of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit
Abstract Burkholderia gladioli was described as a plant pathogen, and it is a rare cause of infection in humans that is primarily associated with human pulmonary infections, such as chronic granulomatous disease and cystic fibrosis. The neonatal respiratory system is not fully developed and cannot expel bacterial aerosol properly. A total of 2,676 newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit were retrospectively analysed in Putian City, Fujian Province, China, from 2011 to 2014. All of the blood samples were tested for C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and white blood cell (WBC). B. gl...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - July 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

A comparison of paediatric and adult infectious diseases consultations in Australia and New Zealand
The objective of this paper is to describe paediatric infectious diseases consultations across Australia and New Zealand. We surveyed infectious diseases physicians at 51 hospitals over a period of 2 weeks in 2012. Compared with adult consults, paediatric consults were more frequently received from general paediatricians/physicians and intensive care, yet less frequently from surgeons and emergency. Respiratory, skin/soft tissue and bone/joint infections were the most frequent consultations in children. These data demonstrate the breadth of formal infectious diseases consults in children. Differences between paediatric and...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - July 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Early Mobilization in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Accelerates Recovery and Reduces Length of Stay
Conclusion: Patients with aneurysmal SAH receiving early mobilization in the ICU can return to OOB activity and walking sooner and are discharged from the hospital faster. In addition, patients receiving early mobilization participated in more functional activities during physical and occupational therapy sessions. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - July 24, 2015 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Mobility and Ambulation for Patients With Pulmonary Artery Catheters: A Retrospective Descriptive Study
Conclusion: The data suggest that participation in mobility activities does not place patients with an indwelling PAC at increased risk of PAC-related complications. These data further support the involvement of rehabilitation specialists in the CICU. Future prospective research is necessary to measure the effects of physical therapy treatment on patients with indwelling PAC. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - July 24, 2015 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Impact of a Simulation-Based Communication Workshop on Resident Preparedness for End-of-Life Communication in the Intensive Care Unit.
Conclusion. This study provides evidence that brief simulation-based interventions can produce lasting improvements in residents' confidence to discuss EOL care with family members of patients in the ICU. PMID: 26199755 [PubMed] (Source: Critical Care Research and Practice)
Source: Critical Care Research and Practice - July 24, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Crit Care Res Pract Source Type: research

A Trip Down Memory Lane: From the Recovery Room to PACU
It was in April of 1967 when it all began. I was a senior nursing student, and it was my chance to choose a 3-month clinical rotation. It was my one and only chance to enhance my clinical practice—how neat is that! I chose the toughest and most demanding specialized clinical area in our hospital, a combined unit consisting of both the intensive care unit (ICU) and the recovery room (RR). The head nurse, Mary Shaufner, had been there for years, and always came to work in a finely starched white uniform, including the white cap with one black stripe that was worn in the military at that time. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cecil B. Drain Tags: The Back Page Source Type: research

Medical Device–Related Pressure Ulcers and Intensive Care Patients
PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION is an important quality metric in the care of hospitalized patients.1 When evidence-based interventions are consistently used, pressure ulcers are considered a potentially preventable condition in the care of patients identified at risk for pressure-related skin injury.2 Critically ill and postoperative patients have been identified to be at greater risk of pressure ulcers because of prolonged immobility.3 Skin breakdown in the form of pressure ulcers is defined as localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or pressure in combinatio...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 24, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary Beth Flynn Makic Tags: Critical Care Connection Source Type: research

Hospital Resource Utilization and Patient Outcomes Associated with Respiratory Viral Testing in Hospitalized Patients.
Abstract Testing patients for respiratory viruses should guide isolation precautions and provide a rationale for antimicrobial drug therapies, but few studies have evaluated these assumptions. To determine the association between viral testing, patient outcomes, and care processes, we identified adults hospitalized with respiratory symptoms from 2004 through 2012 at a large, academic, tertiary hospital in Canada. Viral testing was performed in 11% (2,722/24,567) of hospital admissions and was not associated with reduced odds for death (odds ratio 0.90, 95% CI 0.76-1.10) or longer length of stay (+1 day for those te...
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mulpuru S, Aaron SD, Ronksley PE, Lawrence N, Forster AJ Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research

Could ceftaroline be an alternative therapy for linezolid resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis infections in Intensive Care Medicine?
CONCLUSION: Ceftaroline could be an alternative in the treatment of methicillin and linezolid-resistant S. epidermidis infections in critically ill patients. PMID: 26200031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia)
Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia - July 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Candel FJ, Baos E, Nieto M, Picazo JJ Tags: Rev Esp Quimioter Source Type: research

Early fluid overload is associated with acute kidney injury and PICU mortality in critically ill children
Conclusion: Early FO was associated with increased risk for AKI and mortality in critically ill children. What is Known: • Fluid overload is associated with an increased risk for adverse outcomes in specific clinical settings of pediatric population. What is New: • Early fluid overload during the first 24 h after PICU admission is independently ass...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - July 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

U-shaped relationship between early blood glucose and mortality in critically ill children
Background: The aims of this study are to evaluate the relationship between early blood glucose concentrations and mortality and to define a ‘safe range’ of blood glucose concentrations during the first 24 h after pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission with the lowest risk of mortality. We further determine whether associations exist between PICU mortality and early hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia occurring within 24 h of PICU admission, even after adjusting for illness severity assessed by the pediatric risk of mortality III (PRISM III) score. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included patients admitte...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - July 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yanhong LiZhenjiang BaiMengxia LiXueqin WangJian PanXiaozhong LiJian WangXing Feng Source Type: research

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Reduction After NICU Discharge: Results of a Randomized Trial
Conclusions A community-based intervention incorporating motivational interviewing and asthma education may be helpful in reducing SHS exposure of premature infants in the short term. Further efforts are needed to support sustained protections for this high-risk group and ultimately, prevent acute and chronic respiratory morbidity. Strategies for successfully engaging families during this stressful period warrant attention. (Source: Academic Pediatrics)
Source: Academic Pediatrics - July 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Four limb amputations due to peripheral gangrene from inotrope use – case report and review of the literature
Conclusion Microvascular spasm is a rare complication of inotrope use which may lead to extensive peripheral gangrene. Anecdotal reports of reversal agents have been discussed. Four limb amputations is a reasonable option especially if done in an elective setting after the gangrene has demarcated itself. Rehabilitation with prosthesis after 4 limb amputations can result in good functional outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 24, 2015 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Supervised machine learning-based classification scheme to segment the brainstem on MRI in multicenter brain tumor treatment context
Conclusion Results suggest consistent volume estimation and high spatial similarity with respect to expert delineations. The proposed approach outperformed presented methods to segment the brainstem, not only in volume similarity metrics, but also in segmentation time. Preliminary results showed that the approach might be promising for adoption in clinical use. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - July 24, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

An endoscopic structured light system using multispectral detection
Conclusions The experiment showed the superiority of the multispectral camera over the RGB camera in the spot identification step. The proposed pattern decoding algorithm underwent evaluations using different experiments, showing that it provided promising reconstruction results. The potential of using this system in MIS environments has been demonstrated. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - July 24, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Physiology and evidence join in favor of prone decubitus
Publication date: Available online 23 July 2015 Source:Medicina Intensiva (English Edition) Author(s): F. Gordo, C. Hermosa (Source: Medicina Intensiva)
Source: Medicina Intensiva - July 24, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Are the paradigms in trauma disease changing?
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2015 Source:Medicina Intensiva (English Edition) Author(s): E. Alted López Despite an annual trauma mortality of 5 million people worldwide, resulting in countless physical disabilities and enormous expenses, there are no standardized guidelines on trauma organization and management. Over the last few decades there have been very notorious improvements in severe trauma care, though organizational and economical aspects such as research funding still need to be better engineered. Indeed, trauma lags behind other serious diseases in terms of research and organization. The rapid ...
Source: Medicina Intensiva - July 24, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research