SICQ coping and the health-related quality of life and recovery of critically ill ICU patients: A prospective cohort study.

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The coping styles of the Sickness Insight in Coping Questionnaire (SICQ; positivism, redefinition, toughness, fighting spirit, non-acceptance) may affect the health and recovery of hospitalized critically ill patients.Do the SICQ […]

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The Utility of the Rapid Shallow Breathing Index in Predicting Successful Extubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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Clinicians use several measures to ascertain whether individual patients will tolerate liberation from mechanical ventilation, including the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI).Given varied use of different thresholds, patient populations, and […]

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Achieving Safe Liberation During Weaning from VV-ECMO in Patients with Severe ARDS: The role of Tidal Volume and Inspiratory Effort.

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Weaning from venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is not well studied. VV-ECMO can be discontinued when patients tolerate non-injurious mechanical ventilation (MV) during a sweep gas off trial (SGOT). However, […]

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Safety and Feasibility of a Protocolized Daily Assessment of Readiness for Liberation from Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

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Decannulation from venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) at the earliest and safest possible time may improve outcomes and reduce cost. Yet, there are no prospective studies comparing weaning strategies for […]

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Multimorbidity and its relationship with long-term outcomes following critical care discharge: a prospective cohort study.

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Survivors of critical illness have poor long-term outcomes with subsequent increases in healthcare utilisation. Less is known about the interplay between multimorbidity and long-term outcomes.How do baseline patient demographics impact […]

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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDED CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) MEDICATIONS: A POPULATION STUDY.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) medications reduce exacerbations and improve quality of life. Despite this, some individuals do not receive medications recommended by practise guidelines.How common is non-receipt of recommended […]

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Baseline Frailty as a Predictor of Survival after Critical Care: a Retrospective Cohort Study of Older Adults Receiving Home Care in Ontario, Canada.

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The extent by which the degree of baseline frailty, as measured using standardized multidimensional health assessments before admission to hospital, predicts survival among older adults following admission to an intensive […]

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Practice, Outcomes and Complications of Emergent Endotracheal Intubation By Critical Care Practitioners During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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For patients with novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) who undergo emergency endotracheal intubation, there is limited data regarding the practice, outcomes and complications of this procedure.For COVID-19 patients requiring emergency endotracheal […]

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Bronchoscopy teaching without a gold standard: attending pulmonologists’ assessment of learners, supervisory styles, and variation in practice.

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Despite the growing role of simulation in procedural teaching, bronchoscopy training is largely experiential and occurs during patient care. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) sets a target […]

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A Prediction Model to Optimize Invasive Mediastinal Staging Procedures for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients with a Radiologically Normal Mediastinum: the Quebec Prediction Model.

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Current guidelines recommended criteria for invasive mediastinal staging in patients with a radiologically normal mediastinum fail to identify a significant proportion of patients with occult mediastinal disease (OMD) despite leading […]

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Prediction of Brain Death After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Development and Validation of the Brain Death After Cardiac Arrest Score.

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Among patients successfully resuscitated after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), 10% to 15% evolve toward brain death (BD), thus becoming potential organ donors.Is it possible to establish a score for early estimation […]

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The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on ICU Organization, Care Processes, and Frontline Clinician Experiences: A Qualitative Study.

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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented adjustments to intensive care unit (ICU) organization and care processes globally.Did hospital emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic differ depending on hospital setting; which […]

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Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator: A Novel Treatment Approach for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Overview of Treatment, Including Diagnostic and Patient Criteria, Procedural Terminology Codes.

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Unilateral stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve may result in clinically valuable patency of the upper airway in well selected patients for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The Food and Drug […]

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The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on ICU Organization, Care Processes, and Frontline Clinician Experiences: A Qualitative Study.

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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented adjustments to intensive care unit (ICU) organization and care processes globally.Did hospital emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic differ depending on hospital setting; which […]

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Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator: A Novel Treatment Approach for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Overview of Treatment, Including Diagnostic and Patient Criteria, Procedural Terminology Codes.

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Unilateral stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve may result in clinically valuable patency of the upper airway in well selected patients for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The Food and Drug […]

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Incidence and Clinical Impact of Right Ventricular Involvement (Biventricular ballooning)in Takotsubo syndrome: Results from the GEIST Registry.

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The short- and long-term prognosis of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) presenting with right ventricular (RV) involvement remains poorly understood.What is the incidence and clinical outcome of RV involvement in TTS?We analyzed […]

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Incidence and Clinical Impact of Right Ventricular Involvement (Biventricular ballooning)in Takotsubo syndrome: Results from the GEIST Registry.

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The short- and long-term prognosis of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) presenting with right ventricular (RV) involvement remains poorly understood.What is the incidence and clinical outcome of RV involvement in TTS?We analyzed […]

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