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Updates on mortality rate once on a ventilator with Covid-19?

CNN even in fairly recent articles keeps pointing to this (March 5) Lancet page (which is an editorial summarizing an even older study published on Feb 21) for mortality rates of Covid-19 on a ...
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Why are dermatologists working on coronavirus cases?

I saw a report that dermatologists are working on coronavirus cases. Does this mean that all kinds of medical doctors are licensed to care for COVID-19 patients? So a neurologist can help, ...
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Do patients with VAE stay in ICU for longer time?

I was reading online that people when put in ICU under mechanical ventilation, can develop Ventilated Associated Events. What I would like to know is: does the stay in ICU increase for people who ...
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Fluid balance range for human

I am working on clinical data analysis with patients from icu who are mechanically ventilated and in ICU for 4 or more days. Currently I tried to calculate their fluid balance based on the input and ...
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Understanding Virtual ICU

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I'll ask it anyway... I heard of this hospital called Mercy Virtual. It is a virtual ICU. How is this possible? In general, how can ...
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Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures?

Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures? When a senior person has a hip fracture, there's less than 50% chance of recovery to a pre-fracture level of function. You'...
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How to determine at what percentage an organ is functioning vs. what is expected?

Example: Patient presents acute renal failure that has rapid progression. Patient asks upon consultation “At what percent are my kidneys functioning to what they should be”. Physician responds with “...
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How would oral medication be given to patient in ICU that can't swallow?

How would oral medication be given to patient in ICU that can't swallow? I was told that the tablets are grind and put in water then provided through a tube. Is this true? How would the nurse know the ...
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How much blood can one lose (from internal hemoragging) and live prior to a blood transfusion?

About 5 years ago, I spontaneously experienced acute pancreatitis (not sure why), but fortunately, I was already in the hospital for a foot surgery. Anyway... my pancreas hemorrhaged, and I was rushed ...
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Are there any significant benefits to loud alarms in the ICU?

I read that the loud alarms in the ICU have a deleterious effect on patients' outcomes. Are there any significant benefits to these loud alarms? Otherwise, shouldn't they use some more discrete alarms(...
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40 y/o woman admitted with ARDS but normal values

Second year medical student asking: A 40 year old woman is admitted to the ICU with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to a life threatening case of pneumonia. Her respiratory values are as ...
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How much more accurate are indwelling arterial catheters compared to standard, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring?

I wonder how much more accurate and reliable indwelling arterial catheters are compared to standard, non-invasive techniques to monitor ICU patients' blood pressure.