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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Paradoxical ventilator associated pneumonia incidences

Paradoxical ventilator associated pneumonia incidences among selective digestive decontamination studies versus other studies of mechanically ventilated patients: benchmarking the evidence base. Critical Care 2011, 15:R7.

Hurley, J.C.

Selective digestive decontamination (SDD) appears to have a more compelling evidence base than non-antimicrobial methods for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the striking variability in ventilator associated pneumonia-incidence proportion (VAP-IP) among the SDD studies remains unexplained and a postulated contextual effect remains untested for.

Anxiety and depression symptoms in critically ill patients

Early intra-intensive care unit psychological intervention promotes recovery from post traumatic stess disorders, anxiety and depression symptoms in critically patients. Critical Care 2011, 15:R41.

Peris, A., et al.


Critically ill patients who required intensive care unit (ICU) treatment may experience psychological distress, with increasing development of psychological disorders and related morbidity. Our aim was to determine whether intra-ICU clinical psychologist interventions decrease the prevalence of anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder after 12 months from ICU discharge.