Critical Care Alert – December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023
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This feature offers a focused review of the existing literature on PICC and temporary CVC use in the critically ill for healthcare professionals navigating this rapidly evolving field during their daily clinical activities.
Extracorporeal Life Support Does Not Improve Outcomes in Patients with Cardiogenic Shock Receiving Early Revascularization
The use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with acute myocardial infarction-related cardiogenic shock who underwent early revascularization did not result in improved mortality at 30 days and resulted in more major bleeding and peripheral vascular complications.
In this retrospective cohort study of patients with hospital-onset sepsis, the probability of antibiotic initiation was lowest at shift changes and gradually declined overnight compared to during the day shift.