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Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Ventilation and Adjuncts

    • The use of prone positioning to improve the outcome in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • The use of neuromuscular blockade in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • High-flow nasal cannula therapy as a possible alternative to noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Ventilation and Adjuncts

    • The use of prone positioning to improve the outcome in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • The use of neuromuscular blockade in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • High-flow nasal cannula therapy as a possible alternative to noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation: Approaches and Special Considerations

    • Consideration for specific ventilator modes for those at risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
    • The use of respiratory therapist–guided spontaneous breathing trials
    • Changes in the pattern of tracheostomy use for acute respiratory failure
    • Expanded penetrance of palliative care in those with prolonged mechanical ventilation
    • The expanded use of extracorporeal techniques for severe ARDS

Systemic Antifungal Agents

    • Evidence for efficacy of a recently approved second-generation triazole (isavuconazole)
    • Enhanced understanding of the characteristics of and indications for currently available antifungals
    • Because fluconazole interacts with warfarin, phenytoin, and cyclosporine when given in a daily dose of 200 mg or higher, serum concentrations of these agents should be monitored when they are used in conjunction with fluconazole.

Treatment of Diabetic Foot

    • Development of guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot to help codify worldwide data across various specialties involved with diabetic foot
    • Using a specialized sealed dressing and a vacuum pump, the wound vacuum is a therapeutic system that implements a constant or intermittent negative pressure environment to accelerate wound healing in acute and chronic wounds
    • After successful revascularization, secondary procedures on the foot may be performed for maximal foot salvage, with the aim of addressing both the acute problem and the underlying cause. The basic goals of such procedures are to (1) remove infected bone (if present), (2) restore functional stability, and (3) reduce the risk of subsequent ulceration

Treatment of Diabetic Foot

    • Development of guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot to help codify worldwide data across various specialties involved with diabetic foot
    • Using a specialized sealed dressing and a vacuum pump, the wound vacuum is a therapeutic system that implements a constant or intermittent negative pressure environment to accelerate wound healing in acute and chronic wounds
    • After successful revascularization, secondary procedures on the foot may be performed for maximal foot salvage, with the aim of addressing both the acute problem and the underlying cause. The basic goals of such procedures are to (1) remove infected bone (if present), (2) restore functional stability, and (3) reduce the risk of subsequent ulceration

Treatment of Diabetic Foot

    • Development of guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot to help codify worldwide data across various specialties involved with diabetic foot
    • Using a specialized sealed dressing and a vacuum pump, the wound vacuum is a therapeutic system that implements a constant or intermittent negative pressure environment to accelerate wound healing in acute and chronic wounds
    • After successful revascularization, secondary procedures on the foot may be performed for maximal foot salvage, with the aim of addressing both the acute problem and the underlying cause. The basic goals of such procedures are to (1) remove infected bone (if present), (2) restore functional stability, and (3) reduce the risk of subsequent ulceration

Mechanical Ventilation: Approaches and Special Considerations

    • Consideration for specific ventilator modes for those at risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
    • The use of respiratory therapist–guided spontaneous breathing trials
    • Changes in the pattern of tracheostomy use for acute respiratory failure
    • Expanded penetrance of palliative care in those with prolonged mechanical ventilation
    • The expanded use of extracorporeal techniques for severe ARDS
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