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Latest Critical Care News

Less Improvement in Outcomes Seen at Minority-Serving ICUs

Intensive care units in hospitals with large numbers of minority patients have shown little improvement in critical illness mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Most external ventricular drain closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute, and intracranial pressure (ICP) equilibrium is not reached to allow accurate measurement of ICP before the drain is reopened, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black, Hispanic, and white adults, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

Central venous catheter placement with peripherally inserted central catheters in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism, central line-associated bloodstream infection, and central venous catheter malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood.