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Vitamin C may reduce ventilation time in critically ill patients

(HealthDay)—The administration of vitamin C shortens the length of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients, according to a review recently published in the Journal of Intensive Care. Harri Hemilä, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Helsinki, and Elizabeth Chalker, from the University of Sydney, conducted a systematic literature search to …

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Music shows promise in decreasing delirium in critically ill patients

Mechanically ventilated ICU patients—more than a million adults annually in the US—are at increased risk for delirium, which is associated with prolonged ICU stays, higher healthcare costs and increased mortality. A study from Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute researchers reports that music appears to decrease delirium in …

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Study suggests parents with terminally ill children tend to hide emotional pain from their spouses

Credit: Nanyang Technological University A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. The study, conducted by psychologists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) through interviews, revealed the parents’ …

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