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Factors contributing to parental decision-making in disclosing donor conception: a systematic review

A. Indekeu, K. Dierickx, P. Schotsmans, K.R. Daniels, P. Rober and T. D'Hooghe.

in Human Reproduction Update

November 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproductive Medicine; Critical Care. 14551 words.

BACKGROUND

In recent years, changes in attitudes towards (non-)disclosure of donor conception to offspring and/or others have been observed. Studies have...

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Ethical decision making in withdrawing and withholding treatment

Margaret Isaac and Jared Randall Curtis.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3870 words.

Many patients in the USA and across the world die after having received care in an intensive care unit (ICU). Allocating resources equitably and honouring the wishes of patients and their...

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Antibiotics and shared decision-making in primary care

Christopher C. Butler, Paul Kinnersley, Hayley Prout, Steve Rollnick, Adrian Edwards and Glyn Elwyn.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 4587 words.

Antibiotics are often prescribed to patients with respiratory tract infections who are unlikely to benefit. Models of physician–patient interaction may help understanding of this problem and...

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Informed consent in the ICU

Henry J. Silverman.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 4092 words.

The doctrine of informed consent is an important concept in medical care, but presents challenges in the critical care setting, where patients may have diminished capacity to provide their...

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ICU admission and discharge criteria

Julian Bion and Anna Dennis.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3098 words.

The decision to admit patients to intensive care or discharge them, is a daily task for intensivists, a life-changing event for patients and families, and a major strategic issue for health...

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Management of the dying patient

Judith E. Nelson and Aluko A. Hope.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3968 words.

Withdrawal or withholding of life-supporting therapies in anticipation of death has become common in intensive care units around the world. Knowledge and skill related to limitation of life...

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Doppler echocardiography in the ICU

Julien Maizel and Michel Slama.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 4058 words.

The capacity of echocardiography to non-invasively identify the major causes of circulatory failure has made it increasingly popular in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Assessing...

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Ethical and legal issues in neurocritical care

Leslie M. Whetstine, David W. Crippen and W. Andrew Kofke.

in Oxford Textbook of Neurocritical Care

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 14126 words.

Neurocritical care as a specialty raises unique ethical concerns given the prevalence of life-supporting and life-sustaining treatments, the difficulties in prognosticating outcome, and the...

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Communication with patients and families in the ICU

Leslie P. Scheunemann and Robert M. Arnold.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3039 words.

Regular, consistent communication with families of intensive care unit (ICU) patients is important for family satisfaction, patient-centred decision-making, and reducing the emotional...

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The difficult intubation in the ICU

Michael Frass.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 2357 words.

Airway management in the intensive care unit differs from conventional controlled settings such as general anaesthesia in the operating room (OR). Due to adequate patient preparation and...

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Clinical skills in critical care

Graham Nimmo and Ben Shippey.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 2078 words.

This chapter provides a framework for the learning and teaching of both technical and non-technical skills. There is a deliberate weighting towards decision-making and behavioural skills...

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Pathophysiology and management of fever

Gabriele Bassi and Roberto Fumagalli.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 2824 words.

Core body temperature is strictly regulated by autonomic and behavioural compensatory adaptations and an increase may represent a physiological stereotypical controlled response to septic...

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Antibiotic resistance in the ICU

Jonathan Edgeworth.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3201 words.

The two objectives of ensuring early appropriate antimicrobial treatment for septic patients on the intensive care unit (ICU), and limiting emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance...

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Pathophysiology and management of hypothermia

Colin Ferguson.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 2568 words.

Accidental hypothermia is defined as a core temperature of <35°C and is uncommon. It may present in any age group at any time of the year. Hypothermia may be primary, where the cold injury...

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Choice of Renal Replacement Therapy and Renal Recovery

Antoine G Schneider, Neil J Glassford and Rinaldo Bellomo.

in Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3241 words.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major complication of critical illness, associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Among survivors of AKI, a subset will develop the need for chronic...

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Ventilator Liberation Strategies

Stefano Nava and Luca Fasano.

in Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 7530 words.

The weaning process should ideally begin as soon as the patient is intubated and continue through the treatment of the cause inducing acute respiratory failure. Weaning includes the...

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Ethics, law, and communication

Stuart Gillon, Chris Wright, Cameron Knott, Mark McPhail and Luigi Camporota.

in Revision Notes in Intensive Care Medicine

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3760 words.

Ethics, law, and communication begins by exploring the ethical and legal principles which underpin intensive care practice. There is discussion of the concepts of capacity,...

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A review of decision support technologies for amniocentesis

M.A. Durand, J. Boivin and G. Elwyn.

in Human Reproduction Update

January 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Critical Care; Reproductive Medicine. 6967 words.

BACKGROUND

There is an increasing interest in designing decision tools [decision support technologies (DSTs)] that support patients when they have to decide...

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End-of-life care

Heather Baid, Fiona Creed and Jessica Hargreaves.

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Critical Care. 3371 words.

Not all patients will survive admission to critical care, and this chapter highlights end-of-life issues that will be encountered in this care setting. Recognition of the end of life, and...

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Reproductive options for prospective parents in families with Huntington's disease: clinical, psychological and ethical reflections

C.E.M. de Die-Smulders, G.M.W.R. de Wert, I. Liebaers, A. Tibben and G. Evers-Kiebooms.

in Human Reproduction Update

May 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Critical Care; Reproductive Medicine. 9185 words.

BACKGROUND

Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative late onset disorder. This review of reproductive options aims to increase...

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