A 79-year-old man has managed to live independently in his apartment, despite requiring help for grocery shopping and driving due to mild cognitive impairment. This changes when he is admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for pneumonia. There, he spends 5 days on mechanical ventilation and develops delirium during his clinical course.
Nearly 2 years into the pandemic, researchers worldwide scramble to find a cure for COVID-19 but are disappointed over and over, as trials churn out unsatisfactory results for various repurposed drugs examined. However, one or two agents have shown promising results in terms of patient survival.
Sepsis continues to be a chief cause of health loss across the globe despite decreasing age-standardized incidence and mortality, according to a study presented at the Asia Pacific Intensive Care Symposium (APICS) 2021 virtual conference. Moreover, the disorder has particularly high health-related burden in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, and sub-Saharan Africa.