Tuberc Respir Dis.  2014 Jul;77(1):6-12.

Clinical Year in Review 2014: Critical Care Medicine

Affiliations
  • 1Trauma Team, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. lhbmd@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Severe sepsis is the most common cause of death among critically ill patients in non-coronary intensive care units. In 2002, the guideline titled "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" was published by American and European Critical Care Medicine to decrease the mortality of severe sepsis and septic shock patients, which has been the basis of the treatment for those patients. After the first revised guidelines were published on 2008, the most current version was published in 2013 based on the updated literature of until fall 2012. Other important revised guidelines in critical care field such as 'Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit' were revised in 2013. This article will review the revised guidelines and several additional interesting published papers of until March 2014, including the part of ventilator-induced lung injury and the preventive strategies.

Keyword

Critical Care; Review; Sepsis; Pain; Psychomotor Agitation; Delirium; Mechanical Ventilations

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cause of Death
Critical Care*
Critical Illness
Delirium
Dihydroergotamine
Humans
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Mortality
Psychomotor Agitation
Respiration, Artificial
Sepsis
Shock, Septic
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Dihydroergotamine
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