A: I appreciate your question and concern for compliant billing of critical care services, especially in an intensely scrutinizing regulatory environment. ... Critical care is not billed simply because a patient is being treated in an intensive/critical
A policy statement from several critical care organizations offered 4 recommendations to prevent and manage intractable disagreements about life-prolonging medical treatments for patients in intensive care. ... The statement was published online May 15
The web-based survey gathered data from 762 members of the Neurocritical Care Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and American Academy of Neurology to assess current practices in neuroprognostication. ... Results were published by Critical Care
Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine Consensus Conference: definitions for sepsis and organ failure and guidelines for the use of innovative therapies in sepsis. ... has been endorsed by 31 professional societies worldwide, including the American
These survey findings were published in the January 2013 Critical Care. ... A: There's a tremendous amount of conflict between surgeons and intensivists or surgeons and hospitalists about taking care of their postoperative patients.
Eligible patients had a pre-existing diagnosis of COPD and had received treatment with one or more pulmonary medications before being hospitalized; had at least one year of outpatient VA care ... Results were published online in April by the American
or family member's perspective, said Melissa Schepp, MD, a co-author of the Critical Care Medicine analysis. ... Yuen said. Her paper, as well as the January paper in Critical Care Medicine, cites a litany of studies showing how poorly patients fare.
A letter published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on March 23 looked at lung recruitability in 12 patients, finding that it was generally low but better ... Tocilizumab is listed a treatment option for severe or
This approach is probably going to change practice and seems to be changing it already,” said Gregory Schmidt, MD, professor of pulmonary, critical care, and occupational medicine at the University of ... Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City
A systematic review and network meta-analysis compared and ranked therapeutic strategies in adults with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to determine which were associated with reduced mortality.