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intensive care unit

 (ICU)
a hospital unit in which is concentrated special equipment and specially trained personnel for the care of seriously ill patients requiring immediate and continuous attention (intensive care). Called also critical care unit.

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.

ICU

abbr.
intensive care unit

ICU

Abbreviation for:
immune contact urticaria
infant care unit
intensive care unit 
intermediate care unit

ICU

Intensive care unit Managed care A hospital unit, in which 20% of all Pts spend some time during hospitalization; criteria for admission and continued stay in the ICU–eg, chest pain and suspected MI, pulmonary edema and syncope

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.

ICU

Abbrev. for Intensive Care Unit.

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.
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Due to non-availability of a dialysis machine with a mobile RO plant, the staff faces difficulties in shifting a patient on mobile ventilator from the ICU to the dialysis centre.
"ICU patients may benefit from nicotine substitution or caffeine supplementation, but with little evidence for their effectiveness, this should be left up to the judgement of treating physicians", said Belitova.
For each patient, age, gender, length of ICU stay, duration of mechanical ventilation and surgeries and comorbidities during ICU stay were recorded.
ICU nurses have expressed concerns about the fluctuating nature of delirium and the difficulty communicating with delirious patients.
class="MsoNormalDr Benjamin Wachira, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi says while challenges in the ICU contribute to deaths, what happens before a patient arrives may have just as much, if not more, impact on the outcome.
The clinical costs for the medical, surgical and neurosurgical ICU were disaggregated to the medical/surgical and neurosurgical sections using the bottom-up approach.
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory condition of pancreas, the worldwide incidence of which is 13 to 45/100,000.1 Ingestion of alcohol, gallstone and hypertriglyceridemia being the common etiological factors.2 The presentation of disease may vary from mild selflimiting course to a severe form requiring intensive care (ICU) admission for monitoring and organ support.3 ICU course may be complicated by factors like sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS), hospital acquired infections or acute kidney injury (AKI).4 The outcome really depends upon integrated health care services.
The DC had also ordered to hold an inquiry against the management of BBH for showing negligence and not returning the faulty ICU beds to the supplier in time and causing 3.4 million worth of loss to the national exchequer.
The double storey building will accommodate an ICU and a High Dependency Unit (HDU).
They received the award in the summer of 2012 to fund implementation of two ICU programs: a critical care APP residency training program, which began placing graduates in ICUs in January 2013, and a tele-ICU that began in April 2014 (Buchman et al.
Only information about adult patients who were in an ICU on the day of the survey at each hospital was recorded.
This prospective study was conducted on the ICU patients of Al-Zahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran, in 2014-2015.