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Yes, daily sedation interruption means a break in giving the sedation therapy. According to a 2014 Cochrane review: Daily sedation interruption versus no daily sedation interruption for critically ill adult patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation: Daily sedation interruption (DSI) is thought to limit drug bioaccumulation, promote a more ...


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Symptoms of appendicitis (NIDDK.NIH.gov, AAFP): The first symptom of appendicitis is usually a sudden pain around the belly button that moves to the lower right abdomen within hours. Pain is constant (not crampy) but worsens within hours and is aggravated by coughing and moving around. It often makes a person to lie down on the back (supine) with knees bent ...


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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 someone with more severe initial condition without VAE may stay in ICU for longer than someone with a milder condition + VAE. Poor outcomes after mechanical ...


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