Critical Care Alert – May 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
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Flow Settings During High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy
This article intends to examine the impact of flow settings in adult patients for various clinical conditions.
Short-Term Use of Haloperidol Did Not Decrease Risk of Mortality in ICU Patients with Delirium
The use of scheduled intravenous haloperidol in intensive care unit patients with delirium did not result in additional days alive and out of the hospital at 90 days as compared to placebo.
Diltiazem Found to Be Better than Metoprolol in Heart Rate Reduction for Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure
In patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure, intravenous diltiazem results in greater heart rate reduction than metoprolol with a similar safety profile, but further research is needed in this patient population.
Can EEG and fMRI Help Predict Who Will Recover Consciousness After Brain Injury?
In conjunction with serial clinical examinations, electroencephalogram and functional magnetic resonance imaging may be helpful in predicting who will recover consciousness after an acute brain injury. However, in this study, early withdrawal of care leaves much uncertainty regarding the probability of eventual recovery.