Great mental impact on ICU nurses after first peak of corona First results of national research Radboudumc and Erasmus MC1 October 2020
Working in intensive care units during the first peak of the corona crisis has an enormous impact on the mental state of Dutch ICU nurses. Some of them indicate that they suffer from anxiety complaints, depressive feelings and/or post-traumatic stress-related complaints.
Safer and more effective use of medicines in children How 'virtual children' will make a difference31 August 2020
The efficacy and safety of about half of all drugs prescribed to children has not been adequately researched. Because growth and development change the way a child's body deals with drugs, it runs an increased risk of receiving ineffective or unsafe drugs.
Less registration leads to more time for the patient16 July 2020
On average, care providers spend more than 52 minutes of their working day on quality registrations. Only 36% of these registrations can be used to improve care and that the registration burden weighs on the motivation of care providers.
Antihypotensive agent disrupts the immune system in sepsis11 June 2020
Patients who go into shock caused by sepsis are treated with norepinephrine. Researchers from Radboudumc published results in today’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealing that its use is not without drawbacks.
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury: A randomized clinical trial15 November 2018
Peter Pickkers, theme Infectious diseases and global health, published in JAMA, that among patients who were critically ill with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury, human recombinant alkaline phosphatase compared with placebo did not significantly improve short-term kidney function.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.