The lambs in group A were kept under semi intensive
management system (Concentrate + grazing); while lambs in group B were kept under intensive
(Concentrate + green fodder) management system.
Patients having negative intensive
care experiences identify their experiences as 'scary' and 'persecutory'.
Scores on the primary end point DSST (Digit Symbol Substitution Test), a measure of psychomotor speed that requires reasoning and working memory, declined in both the intensive
and standard treatment groups.
Although the intensive
therapy did lower the rate of nonfatal MI (1.
Specialists said 28 of the country's paediatric intensive
care units were close to "not coping" with the epidemic.
70% of all Swedish intensive
care units are open to all kinds of visitors, children included (Knuttson et al.
Industry-wise analysis shows that within Capital Intensive
Industry, in 1991-92, chemicals constituted highest share (15.
Cancelling operations such as hip replacements may not help because so many intensive
care admissions are unplanned.
It supposes a minimum stay of five days in intensive
care and a pandemic lasting 12 weeks.
RESULTS: It is evident that there are several problems experienced by nursing staff in the management of the intensive
care unit such as overcrowding and business of the unit, staffing and equipment and supplies shortages.
Then there are the programs that fall in the middle--usually intensives
with a more modern focus.
To paraphrase David Crippen (from a list published in the now defunct Intensive
Care World in 1992), the difficulties with family decision making may be due to a lack of intellectual or emotional capacity, the doctor being blamed for the patient's condition, anecdotal tales of "miracle" cures, lack of financial incentive to withdraw treatment, "getting at" society from a one-down position, and conflict of interest (eg, inheritance).