medical intensive care unit

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med·i·cal in·te·nsive care u·nit

(MICU) (med'i-kăl in-ten'siv kār yū'nit)
Hospital unit designated for care of critically ill patients with nonsurgical conditions.
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Acute poisoning in patients of a medical intensive care unit.
Outcomes associated with enteral tube feedings in a medical intensive care unit.
He was diagnosed with (GBS) and was admitted to Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) for 41 days.
Lillian Ananian, BSN MSN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Medical Intensive Care Unit, MGH, Boston, MA.
The sample population of the study included 65 patients that were admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Medical Center between April 2006 and April 2009 after suffering either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Previously shown to reduce the environmental bioburden when placed into medical intensive care unit (MICU) patient rooms, copper surfaces significantly reduced the acquisition rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) relative to standard-material surfaces in a randomized controlled trial.
Ibrahim Tatlises, a popular folk singer who has millions of fans in Turkey, was released from the medical intensive care unit at Acibadem Maslak Hospital.
KARACHI, February 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) had its first ever Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) built against a total cost of Rs 50 million to meet the critical needs of patients with medical complications.
Costs don't stop at the hospital discharge door either, says Ivor Douglas, director of the medical intensive care unit at Denver Health Medical Center, one of the country's largest integrated public health systems.
CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates that hypnosis can not only be used easily and quite appropriately in a busy medical intensive care unit environment, but that sometimes this treatment may be a very useful alternative when opioid pain medication proves to be dangerous and ineffective.
Targeting blood glucose levels to below 110 mg/dL with insulin therapy prevented morbidity but did not significantly reduce mortality among patients in a medical intensive care unit, said Dr.
These developments necessitated mechanical ventilation at the medical intensive care unit, where the patient subsequently improved after 6 days of supportive care and was extubated.

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