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Phase IIb trial initiated for Aerosurf (aerosolized KL4 surfactant) to treat respiratory distress syndrome- Discovery Laboratories

Discovery Laboratories has initiated its AEROSURF phase IIb clinical trial in premature infants 26 to 32 weeks gestational age (GA)...

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FDA approves updated Surfaxin (Discovery Labs) for RDS

The FDA has agreed to Discovery Lab's updated product specifications for Surfaxin (lucinactant) Intratracheal Suspension which was approved in 2012...

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Surfaxin (Discovery Labs) is FDA approved for Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The FDA has approved Surfaxin (lucinactant) from Discovery Laboratories for the prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), a breathing disorder...

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Journal articles

Benzodiazepine-associated delirium in critically ill adults.

The association between benzodiazepine use and delirium risk in the ICU remains unclear.

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Sedation depth and long-term mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill adults: a prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort study.

To ascertain the relationship among early (first 48 h) deep sedation, time to extubation, delirium and long-term mortality.

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Early intensive care sedation predicts long-term mortality in ventilated critically ill patients.

Choice and intensity of early (first 48 h) sedation may affect short- and long-term outcome.

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Clinical trials

Systematic Team Approach to Guide Early Mobilization in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients (mSOMS)

The investigators hypothesize that by applying a validated algorithm to accomplish early mobilization in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients, these patients will achieve a higher level of mobility...

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