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Brazil Struggles With Lack of ICU Doctors as Pandemic Worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – As Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak spirals out of control, the country is facing a dangerous new shortage, threatening to drive fatalities even higher: a lack of staff in intensive care units. Some medical professionals are burned out after months of grueling, soul-sapping work. Others are simply unable to keep up […]

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Aspirin use may decrease ventilation, ICU admission and death in COVID-19 patients

George Washington University researchers found low dose aspirin may reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, ICU admission and in-hospital mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Final results indicating the lung protective effects of aspirin were published today in Anesthesia & Analgesia. “As we learned about the connection between blood clots and COVID-19, we knew that aspirin—used […]

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Intra-hospital transport of ICU patients poses a moment of risk

When bedbound intensive care patients are moved within a hospital, the single most common risk factor is nonfunctioning technology and equipment. These transfers, a well-known moment of risk, have been studied in a University of Gothenburg thesis. Moving critically ill patients within a hospital, for investigations and treatments, always entails risks. Today, however, the majority […]