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

I don't see that we can have that data yet, nor can it be answered simply. In Wuhan, Italy and New York when ICUs were being overwhelmed with patients, and there was a ventilator shortage, then only ...
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Do patients with VAE stay in ICU for longer time?

Ventilator-associated events" (VAE) are complications (infections and others) that usually need additional treatment, so they are usually associated with prolonged ICU "length of stay" (LOS). But ...
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Fluid balance range for human

In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), water gain and loss in 24 h can be measured from: Water gain: drinking, tube feeding or intravenous infusion Water loss: urine There can be substantial additional ...
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Why are dermatologists working on coronavirus cases?

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and ...
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How would oral medication be given to patient in ICU that can't swallow?

After some research I found this topic which answers part of my question. It does not answer the chemical effects of mixing drugs outside the human body. 1-Nasogastric medications. 2-drug-...
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How would oral medication be given to patient in ICU that can't swallow?

Through a nasogastric tube. What you call "interaction" would be previously known by general and common knowledge of pharmacology. The doctor must know about those interactions, the nurse simply ...
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How much blood can one lose (from internal hemoragging) and live prior to a blood transfusion?

That depends on the age and general condition of the patient, as well as why and how fast and where they're losing blood. In your case, if you had pancreatitis severe enough to perforate the splenic ...
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Are there any significant benefits to loud alarms in the ICU?

In my experience with one brand of monitors we tend to set multiple levels of severity of alarms at different volumes. The third tier alarms will be quite quiet and usually reflect a problem with ...
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