A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
Conditions of abnormal THYROID HORMONES release in patients with apparently normal THYROID GLAND during severe systemic illness, physical TRAUMA, and psychiatric disturbances. It can be caused by the loss of endogenous hypothalamic input or by exogenous drug effects. The most common abnormality results in low T3 THYROID HORMONE with progressive decrease in THYROXINE; (T4) and TSH. Elevated T4 with normal T3 may be seen in diseases in which THYROXINE-BINDING GLOBULIN synthesis and release are increased.
Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of SKELETAL MUSCLE and SMOOTH MUSCLE.
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
Procedure to accelerate the ability of a patient to walk or move about by reducing the time to AMBULATION. It is characterized by a shorter period of hospitalization or recumbency than is normally practiced.
A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.
A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
The administration of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient by means other than normal eating. It does not include FLUID THERAPY which normalizes body fluids to restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
Techniques for effecting the transition of the respiratory-failure patient from mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation, while meeting the criteria that tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), and oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 50mm Hg). Weaning studies focus on finding methods to monitor and predict the outcome of mechanical ventilator weaning as well as finding ventilatory support techniques which will facilitate successful weaning. Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation.
A systemic inflammatory response to a variety of clinical insults, characterized by two or more of the following conditions: (1) fever >38 degrees C or HYPOTHERMIA 90 beat/minute; (3) tachypnea >24 breaths/minute; (4) LEUKOCYTOSIS >12,000 cells/cubic mm or 10% immature forms. While usually related to infection, SIRS can also be associated with noninfectious insults such as TRAUMA; BURNS; or PANCREATITIS. If infection is involved, a patient with SIRS is said to have SEPSIS.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Institutions which provide health-related care and services to individuals who do not require the degree of care which hospitals or skilled nursing facilities provide, but because of their physical or mental condition require care and services above the level of room and board.
Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.
A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.
A general term encompassing lower MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and certain MUSCULAR DISEASES. Manifestations include MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FASCICULATION; muscle ATROPHY; SPASM; MYOKYMIA; MUSCLE HYPERTONIA, myalgias, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.
Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.
A branch of psychology which investigates the correlation between experience or behavior and the basic neurophysiological processes. The term neuropsychology stresses the dominant role of the nervous system. It is a more narrowly defined field than physiological psychology or psychophysiology.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.
Abnormally high BLOOD GLUCOSE level.
A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.
Child hospitalized for short term care.
A non-essential amino acid present abundantly throughout the body and is involved in many metabolic processes. It is synthesized from GLUTAMIC ACID and AMMONIA. It is the principal carrier of NITROGEN in the body and is an important energy source for many cells.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.
A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.
Sepsis associated with HYPOTENSION or hypoperfusion despite adequate fluid resuscitation. Perfusion abnormalities may include, but are not limited to LACTIC ACIDOSIS; OLIGURIA; or acute alteration in mental status.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.
Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Confinement of an individual to bed for therapeutic or experimental reasons.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The delivery of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient whose sole source of nutrients is via solutions administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or by some other non-alimentary route. The basic components of TPN solutions are protein hydrolysates or free amino acid mixtures, monosaccharides, and electrolytes. Components are selected for their ability to reverse catabolism, promote anabolism, and build structural proteins.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.
A condition characterized by the presence of ENDOTOXINS in the blood. On lysis, the outer cell wall of gram-negative bacteria enters the systemic circulation and initiates a pathophysiologic cascade of pro-inflammatory mediators.
The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.
Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.
The evacuation of food from the stomach into the duodenum.
The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Derangement in size and number of muscle fibers occurring with aging, reduction in blood supply, or following immobilization, prolonged weightlessness, malnutrition, and particularly in denervation.
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
The unfavorable effect of environmental factors (stressors) on the physiological functions of an organism. Prolonged unresolved physiological stress can affect HOMEOSTASIS of the organism, and may lead to damaging or pathological conditions.
Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
A syndrome of abnormally low BLOOD GLUCOSE level. Clinical hypoglycemia has diverse etiologies. Severe hypoglycemia eventually lead to glucose deprivation of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM resulting in HUNGER; SWEATING; PARESTHESIA; impaired mental function; SEIZURES; COMA; and even DEATH.
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Coordinate set of non-specific behavioral responses to non-psychiatric illness. These may include loss of APPETITE or LIBIDO; disinterest in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING; or withdrawal from social interaction.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.

Comparison of indirect calorimetry, the Fick method, and prediction equations in estimating the energy requirements of critically ill patients. (1/2488)

BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of resting energy expenditure (REE) is helpful in determining the energy needs of critically ill patients requiring nutritional support. Currently, the most accurate clinical tool used to measure REE is indirect calorimetry, which is expensive, requires trained personnel, and has significant error at higher inspired oxygen concentrations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare REE measured by indirect calorimetry with REE calculated by using the Fick method and prediction equations by Harris-Benedict, Ireton-Jones, Fusco, and Frankenfield. DESIGN: REEs of 36 patients [12 men and 24 women, mean age 58+/-22 y and mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score 22+/-8] in a hospital intensive care unit and receiving mechanical ventilation and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) were measured for > or = 15 min by using indirect calorimetry and compared with REEs calculated from a mean of 2 sets of hemodynamic measurements taken during the metabolic testing period with an oximetric pulmonary artery catheter. RESULTS: Mean REE by indirect calorimetry was 8381+/-1940 kJ/d and correlated poorly with the other methods tested (r = 0.057-0.154). This correlation did not improve after adjusting for changes in respiratory quotient (r2 = 0.28). CONCLUSIONS: These data do not support previous findings showing a strong correlation between REE determined by the Fick method and other prediction equations and indirect calorimetry. In critically ill patients receiving TPN, indirect calorimetry, if available, remains the most appropriate clinical tool for accurate measurement of REE.  (+info)

Prospective randomised trial of distal arteriovenous fistula as an adjunct to femoro-infrapopliteal PTFE bypass. (2/2488)

OBJECTIVES: To compare graft patency and limb salvage rate following femoro-infrapopliteal bypass using ePTFE grafts with and without the addition of adjuvant arterio-venous fistula. DESIGN: A prospectively randomised controlled trial. MATERIALS: Patients referred to two teaching hospital vascular surgery units in the U.K. for the treatment of critical limb ischaemia. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients (M:F; 2.3:1) undergoing 89 femoro-intrapopliteal bypass operations with ePTFE grafts for critical limb ischaemia were randomly allocated to have AVF included in the operative procedure (n = 48) or to a control group without AVF (n = 41). An interposition vein-cuff was incorporated at the distal anastomosis in all patients. RESULTS: The cumulative rates of primary patency and limb salvage at 1-year after operation for patients with AVF were 55.2% and 54.1% compared to 53.4% and 43.2%, respectively, for the control group. The differences between the AVF and control groups did not reach statistical significance, in terms of either graft patency or limb salvage, at any stage after operation (Log-Rank test). CONCLUSIONS: AVF confers no additional significant clinical advantage over interposition vein cuff in patients having femoro-infrapopliteal bypass with ePTFE grants for critical limb ischaemia.  (+info)

Enteral nutritional supplementation with key nutrients in patients with critical illness and cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. (3/2488)

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials comparing enteral nutritional support supplemented with key nutrients versus standard enteral nutritional support to determine effects on morbidity and mortality rates and hospital stay. BACKGROUND DATA: Recent studies have shown that malnutrition occurs in up to 30% of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, resulting in an increased risk of postoperative complications and death. With the realization that key nutrients can modulate inflammatory, metabolic, and immune processes, enteral nutritional regimens (supplemented with large amounts of key nutrients) have been developed for clinical use. METHODS: Eleven prospective, randomized controlled trials evaluating 1009 patients treated with combinations of key nutrients (Impact, Immun-Aid) were evaluated. Outcome measures examined were the incidences of pneumonia, infectious complications, and death, and length of hospital stay. Meta-analyses were undertaken to obtain the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval for incidences of infectious complications, pneumonia, and death, and the weighted mean difference and 95% confidence interval for length of hospital stay. RESULTS: The provision of nutritional support supplemented with key nutrients to patients with critical illness resulted in a decrease in infectious complications when compared with patients receiving standard nutritional support and a significant reduction in overall hospital stay. Similar results were documented in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. However, there were no differences between patient groups for either pneumonia or death. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis has demonstrated that nutritional support supplemented with key nutrients results in a significant reduction in the risk of developing infectious complications and reduces the overall hospital stay in patients with critical illness and in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. However, there is no effect on death. These data have important implications for the management of such patients.  (+info)

Chronic critical limb ischemia: diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. (4/2488)

Chronic critical limb ischemia is manifested by pain at rest, nonhealing wounds and gangrene. Ischemic rest pain is typically described as a burning pain in the arch or distal foot that occurs while the patient is recumbent but is relieved when the patient returns to a position in which the feet are dependent. Objective hemodynamic parameters that support the diagnosis of critical limb ischemia include an ankle-brachial index of 0.4 or less, an ankle systolic pressure of 50 mm Hg or less, or a toe systolic pressure of 30 mm Hg or less. Intervention may include conservative therapy, revascularization or amputation. Progressive gangrene, rapidly enlarging wounds or continuous ischemic rest pain can signify a threat to the limb and suggest the need for revascularization in patients without prohibitive operative risks. Bypass grafts are usually required because of the multilevel and distal nature of the arterial narrowing in critical limb ischemia. Patients with diabetes are more likely than other patients to have distal disease that is less amenable to bypass grafting. Compared with amputation, revascularization is more cost-effective and is associated with better perioperative morbidity and mortality. Limb preservation should be the goal in most patients with critical limb ischemia.  (+info)

Oedema in the lower limb of patients with chronic critical limb ischaemia (CLI). (5/2488)

OBJECTIVE: approximately 70% of patients with chronic critical limb ischaemia (CLI) show clinical signs of oedema in the distal leg and foot. The primary aim of the present investigation was to quantify this oedema. In addition we investigated whether oedema formation could be due to deep venous thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: fifteen patients with unilateral CLI and oedema were studied, four males and 11 females, with a mean age of 77+/-10.3 years. Water displacement volumetry (WDV) was used to measure limb volume. Colour duplex ultrasound (CDU) and venous occlusion plethysmography (VOP) were applied to exclude functionally significant DVT. Blood chemistry was analysed to screen for some causative factors of generalised oedema formation. RESULTS: the mean volume of the limbs with CLI was 9% greater than the contralateral limbs (1279+/-325 ml vs. 1179+/-298 ml). None of the patients had functionally significant DVT. The mean plasma albumin concentration was reduced at 28.5+/-6.6 g/l. CONCLUSION: a significantly reduced plasma albumin concentration cannot be regarded as a causative factor, since the oedema is unilateral. The aetiology of oedema formation is probably multifactorial, and further investigations are under progress to elucidate relevant pathogenetic factors.  (+info)

Continuous infusion versus intermittent administration of meropenem in critically ill patients. (6/2488)

This prospective crossover study compared the pharmacokinetics of meropenem by continuous infusion and by intermittent administration in critically ill patients. Fifteen patients were randomized to receive meropenem either as a 2 g iv loading dose, followed by a 3 g continuous infusion (CI) over 24 h, or by intermittent administration (IA) of 2 g iv every 8 h (q8h). Each regimen was followed for a period of 2 days, succeeded by crossover to the alternative regimen for the same period. Pharmacokinetic parameters (mean +/- SD) of CI included the following: concentration at steady state (Css) was 11.9+/-5.0 mg/L; area under the curve (AUC) was 117.5+/-12.9 mg/L x h. The maximum and minimum serum concentrations of meropenem (Cmax, Cmin) and total meropenem clearance (CItot) for IA were 110.1+/-6.9 mg/L, 8.5+/-1.0 mg/L and 9.4+/-1.2 L/h, respectively. The AUC during the IA regimen was larger than the AUC during CI (P < 0.001). In both treatment groups, meropenem serum concentrations remained above the MICs for the most common bacterial pathogens. We conclude that CI of meropenem is equivalent to the IA regimen and is therefore suitable for treating critically ill patients. Further studies are necessary to compare the clinical effects of CI and IA in this patient group.  (+info)

Falsely increased immunoassay measurements of total and unbound phenytoin in critically ill uremic patients receiving fosphenytoin. (7/2488)

BACKGROUND: Fosphenytoin, a phosphate ester prodrug of phenytoin, is metabolized to phenytoin in vivo. Phenytoin metabolites accumulate in renal insufficiency and cross-react in some phenytoin immunoassays. Our aim was to determine the accuracy of phenytoin immunoassays in renal patients treated with fosphenytoin. METHODS: We measured phenytoin with HPLC and with the aca, ACS:180, TDx phenytoin II, Vitros, and AxSYM methods. Specimens were collected 2-120 h after fosphenytoin administration from 17 patients with renal insufficiency. RESULTS: The AxSYM, TDx phenytoin II, ACS:180, and Vitros assays displayed falsely increased phenytoin results up to 20 times higher than the HPLC results. The aca Star results for these specimens were comparable to the HPLC results. Although fosphenytoin can cross-react with phenytoin immunoassays, no fosphenytoin was detected by a sensitive HPLC method in any sample that was tested for its presence. CONCLUSION: These results are consistent with the formation of one or more novel metabolites or adducts of fosphenytoin that accumulate in some critically ill patients with renal insufficiency and that display significant cross-reactivity with some, but not all, phenytoin immunoassay methods.  (+info)

Multiple organ failure. How valid is the "two hit" model? (8/2488)

Inflammatory "one hit" and "two hit" models have recently been proposed to account for the development of multiple organ failure (MOF) in trauma and critically ill surgical patients when no source of infection can be found. In the "one hit" model, the initial insult is so massive that a systemic inflammatory response syndrome is triggered and leads rapidly to MOF. In the "two hit" scenario, initially less severely injured patients eventually develop MOF as a result of a reactivation of their inflammatory response caused by an adverse and often minor intercurrent event. At first sight, the theory is attractive because it seems to fit commonly observed clinical patterns. Indeed, injured patients often respond to initial resuscitation but, after an insult of some sort, develop organ dysfunction and die. The "two hit" model is furthermore mirrored at the cellular level. Inflammatory cells are indeed susceptible of being primed by an initial stimulus and reactivated subsequently by a relatively innocuous insult. However, in the absence of clinical and biological corroboration based on cytokine secretion patterns, these models should not be accepted uncritically.  (+info)

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Have a think about this…. If you were diagnosed with a critical illness tomorrow, what impact would that have on you, your home, your finances and your family?. What would your priorities be? Of course your first priority would be surviving the critical illness and recovering.. But what about paying the monthly bills? These wont stop even if youre critically ill!. Youd want to concentrate on getting better and not have to worry about the next bill arriving. If you couldnt afford these bills, would you be able to move back home with your parents? Could they pay for your bills whilst you recover? If not, would you lose your home?. How can Critical Illness Cover help?. Having Critical Illness Cover in place can help make dealing with these potential consequences a lot easier. It can help give you the added peace of mind that if you were diagnosed with a specified critical illness during the length of the policy, it could pay out a tax free lump sum or monthly benefit (depending on the plan ...
Critical Illness Insurance Resource Center: Tremendous, a lot of dedication, and a lot of perseverance in order to get that done (critical illness insurance) and on October 6th of 83. Dr Barnard: August, August the 6th…August the 6th [Chuckle] Critical Illness Insurance Resource Center: [Chuckles] August 6th, thank you, we had the first critical illness insurance policy launched then. Tell us about the one day then that Doctor Barnard, that you decided to start a critical illness, from that go into the carrier, with this idea… take us in the room with you, with the carrier if you will. How was the meeting was it well received? Was it very trying, did they accept of it right away? What was that like?. Dr Barnard: You know sir, You could just imagine to me I knew nothing about insurance at that stage, I was a doctor dedicated to practice I was walking into a total new world. I went to the initial launch, the biggest insurance company, called Standard Insurance which belonged to one of the ...
Are you financially prepared for a Critical Illness? Unfortunately most are not. Too many people discover that after a critical illness diagnosis their primary health insurance is inadequate, resulting in a large financial burden directly on yours shoulders.. The main objective of Critical Illness insurance is to reduce financial stress. These policies pay cash benefits upon the diagnoses of a covered condition. This money can be used for anything. Whether its to pay for out-of-network medical costs, experimental treatment not covered by conventional health insurance or to pay your mortgage - you decide how to use the money, not the insurance company.. Beyond the most commonly occurring critical illness such as Cancer, Heart Attack and Strokes, todays typical plans cover a broad range of critical illnesses such as:. ...
Are you financially prepared for a Critical Illness? Unfortunately most are not. Too many people discover that after a critical illness diagnosis their primary health insurance is inadequate, resulting in a large financial burden directly on yours shoulders.. The main objective of Critical Illness insurance is to reduce financial stress. These policies pay cash benefits upon the diagnoses of a covered condition. This money can be used for anything. Whether its to pay for out-of-network medical costs, experimental treatment not covered by conventional health insurance or to pay your mortgage - you decide how to use the money, not the insurance company.. Beyond the most commonly occurring critical illness such as Cancer, Heart Attack and Strokes, todays typical plans cover a broad range of critical illnesses such as:. ...
Do you think that Critical Illness Insurance is not really necessary because you do not believe that you will ever need it?. Although most people do not like to consider the possibility that it will happen to them, the chances of developing a serious illness are high enough to make it important to do so.. After all, 20% of men and 17% of women in the UK develop a serious illness that prevents them from working, at some point in their lives.. Although Critical illness Insurance cannot alter the odds of becoming critically ill, it can help you to deal with the financial consequences of developing a long term illness which makes it impossible for you to work.. Around 12 million people in the UK are covered by Critical Illness Insurance and providers have paid out over £1.6billion in claims to people since it was first introduced.. If you have Critical Illness Insurance cover and you are diagnosed with a serious illness you will receive a tax free lump sum payment from your insurance company. This ...
Critical illness refers to a wide spectrum of life-threatening medical or surgical conditions usually requiring intensive care, including special nutrition support like amino acids and calories and, if indicated, immune-modulatory agents. Critical illness may be prolonged if nutritional requirements are not met. Additionally, patients suffering from critical illness typically suffer from impaired immunological functions, possibly impacting on outcome. Consequently, patients should receive special nutrition support when indicated. Fresenius Kabi offers parenteral and enteral products particularly suited to nutritional support in critical illness.. In addition Fresenius Kabi has a wide range of intravenous fluids and medicines that are used in the critical care and theatre settings.. ...
Critical illness coverage provides you with peace of mind knowing that if you become seriously ill and are unable to work, you and your loved ones will be taken care of.. According to the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, more than 250,000 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer, heart attacks or strokes each year.. Canadians are living longer, but recovering from a critical illness can have a monumental impact on both your financial situation and recovery process.. Critical illness coverage protects you against 20+ serious illnesses including stroke, cancer, heart attack and Alzheimers.. This coverage ensures funds are available when you need them most. And if you dont make a claim, all premiums are fully refunded.. The following critical illnesses are covered:. ...
With many carcinogens, risk factors, increasing diagnoses of diseases and so many more harmful toxins it is important to consider critical illness insurance from a life and health insurance licensed and qualified financial services advisor. Critical illness insurance is a form of health insurance that provides you with a lump-sum payment should you fall seriously ill. Diseases that fall into the category of critical illness insurance vary from plan to plan but illnesses may include cancer, heart attack, blindness, stroke, Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, organ transplants, kidney failure or paralysis. There are all conditions that are life threatening that may cause one to be severely ill or may result in death. These illnesses debilitate an individual and no longer allow them to do the activities they once loved and took pleasure in. Just to live everyday is a struggle and an uphill battle for patients with theses sicknesses and critical illness insurance can help you fight that battle if you ...
What is Critical Illness Insurance? Critical Illness Insurance provides a one-time lump sum benefit should you be diagnosed by a qualified physician or specialist with one of the illnesses covered by your policy, and you survive. The survival period is usually 30 days. Critical Illness Insurance coverage varies greatly from policy to policy and the term of the policy may also vary with some policies covering you to age 65, age 75, or for life. The benefit will be paid only on the first insured condition for which a diagnosis is made or surgery is performed, and then the coverage terminates. All applications are subject to a satisfactory statement of health (your current health and family history will be subject to examination) and the insurer may request that certain tests are performed. There are many options available including Second Event Coverage, Return of Premium at Expiry, Return of Premium at Death, Automatic Increasing Benefits, and Waiver of Premium on Disability. Critical Illness ...
People who survive a critical illness such as cancer, stroke or heart disease dont lose their life, but often do lose their life savings. Critical Illness insurance provides you with a one-time, lump sum, tax-free benefit should you be diagnosed by a qualified physician or specialist with one of the illnesses covered by your policy - and survive.. We can design a custom Critical Illness plan that complements your Life and Disability Insurance plans. Critical Illness Insurance coverage varies greatly from policy to policy and the term of the policy may also vary with some policies covering you to age 65, age 75, or for life.. ...
Cancer Plans & Critical Illness insurance is a special type of insurance coverage that pays cash directly to you to help reduce the personal financial impact of the cost of fighting common types of critical illnesses, such as cancer, heart attack, stroke and more. With the advancements in modern medical technology, Critical Illness insurance is an increasing popular supplemental health insurance policy that allows you to focus more on recovery and less on the financial burden of a critical illness event or diagnosis. ...
The top 3 illness-related disabilities faced by working-age Canadians are Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cancer. The odds of experiencing one of these disabilities are significant enough, but unfortunately, there are also many more conditions that could have a significant impact on your life. View the Stats →. Understand How a Critical Illness Policy Can Protect You. The EDGE Critical Illness protection provides a tax-free lump sum amount to help you and your family continue to make ends meet, should you suffer any of 23 Covered Conditions. See What EDGE CI Covers →. Understand the Costs. Sure, there is a cost to protecting yourself against these risks, but the cost of doing nothing is far greater. Critical Illness protection is much more affordable than most may think. For example, the premium for a 40-year-old would only be about $3.00 a day for $50,000 of Critical Illness coverage. Get Covered Now. Follow the link below to submit an electronic application for EDGEs Guaranteed Issue Critical ...
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Critical illness coverage (bituach machalot kashot) is relatively inexpensive. It could cost as little as 5 NIS each month, but its impact can be priceless.. Critical illness coverage is an insurance plan that pays out a predetermined lump sum when a critical illness is diagnosed, according to the policys terms and conditions. Its designed to relieve the burden of financial stress that can accompany a diagnosis. Recipients can spend the payout however they like - on rent or mortgage payments, medical costs, grocery bills, or even a family vacation to ease the stress of the situation.. The cost of monthly premiums depends on age; for Itai and Natalies son, Yonatan, critical illness coverage would have cost just under 10 NIS/month - and it would have paid out NIS 100,000 to support his family during his treatment and recovery.. Aris policy would have cost 55 NIS per month. Its a more expensive policy than Yonatans, due to his age, but worth it for the 100,000 NIS payout that would have ...
Critical illness insurance or critical illness coverage is an insurance product, where the insurer is contracted to typically make a lump sum cash payment if the policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy ...
Critical illness insurance or critical illness coverage is an insurance product, where the insurer is contracted to typically make a lump sum cash payment if the policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy ...
The experiences of nurse in providing psychosocial support to families of critically ill trauma patients in the intensive care unit
Identifying patients with critical illness is paramount in the ED care of patients with infectious disease processes. Highly sensitive prediction tools will allow clinicians to detect all (or nearly all) critically ill patients early in their course to provide time-sensitive interventions such as fluid resuscitation, early antibiotics and timely vasopressor administration.15-18 Highly specific predictive tools allow for more judicious disposition decisions and expenditure of resources, particularly ICU beds. In this multicenter study assessing the utility of qSOFA to predict the need for ICU care, vasopressors or mortality within 72 hours of admission from the ED, we found that qSOFA criteria had slightly better performance than traditional SIRS and sepsis criteria. For ruling out critical illness, qSOFA ≥1 had equivalent sensitivity and negative predictive value to SIRS criteria, with slightly higher specificity and positive predictive value. For ruling in critical illness, we found that a ...
The altered adrenal axis and treatment with glucocorticoids during critical illness.. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep;4(9):496-505. Authors: Mesotten D, Vanhorebeek I, Van den Berghe G. Critical illness is generally hallmarked by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The development of very high levels of cortisol has been associated with severe illness and a raised risk of death. Likewise, a response that is inadequate relative to the degree of stress, termed relative adrenal insufficiency (also known as critical-illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency) has been associated with increased mortality. Much controversy exists with regard to the definition and biochemical testing of an adequate adrenal response to critical illness, which hampers diagnosis. High doses of glucocorticoids have been shown to have no effect in this setting and might be harmful. Moderate doses have been advocated, however, for critically ill patients with inflammatory conditions, such as ...
Critical illness insurance is generally where an insurer will pay a lump sum if the policy holder suffers one of the illnesses defined in the policy documents.. These illnesses often include cancer, heart attack or stroke. With the advances in medical care more and more we are surviving rather than dying from such illnesses.. This means the traditional forms of insurance cover dont provide a benefit on such an illness, even though the financial and emotional results on suffering a critical illness are quite severe.. This is why insurers have come up with a new form of insurance to cover families when a terrible illness could cause financial traumas.. Critical Illness insurance must be held by a policy holder outside superannuation as it doesnt meet the legislative conditions to be paid through super.. Determining the lump sum required for your situation is the hard part. The premiums for this insurance are quite high as the chances of being paid under the policy are a lot higher than other ...
Insurance for children may seem odd at first glance, but if you look closer, you may find a few great reasons to consider it. First, approval for a Critical Illness insurance policy is, in part, underwritten based on family medical history. If you get sick, your children may not be able to get approved for a policy when they are older. Also, if you do have children, consider how your life might be impacted if your child was stricken with an illness. Not only may there be expensive medical bills, parents may also have to take time away from work to help tend to their child. A child Critical Illness insurance policy will provide the child with 5 additional illness coverages, in addition to the 25 conditions that are offered under a standard Critical Illness insurance policy. This includes Type 1 diabetes, cerebral palsy, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. You can also add a return of premium rider on the policy so that when the child turns 25, he/she can receive a ...
Critical illness. Critical illness is a term used to describe a life threatening disease or terminal illness one would have and here at Caregivers Gauteng, home nursing our carers are trained on all critical illnesses and what is required from them to provide a stable environment for the patient for sustainable living conditions.. This service we tend to emphasis more on as we know how demanding this level of illness is and requires a certain amount of dedication from our care workers. Our care workers are trained to understand the full logistical requirements of the needs of the patient and effectively roll out the relevant duties accordingly.. ...
Critical illness protection is taken out to ensure that if the policyholder became a victim of a critical illness that causes them to become seriously ill or disabled totally they would receive a lump sum payout.
Critical illness protection is taken out to ensure that if the policyholder became a victim of a critical illness that causes them to become seriously ill or disabled totally they would receive a lump sum payout.
If you liked this article and you would certainly such as to receive even more info concerning Pflegeversicherung Kassel kindly see our own web site.. This particular not only provides policy holders with the financial support that they need. Critical illness insurance also gives them reassurance that they will still be able to take care of their own dependents if they become too ill to work.. As the majority of critical disease insurance products cover common ailments and given the statistical possibility that you will critically ill at some point, it is a good thing to have. Of course when it comes to choosing a critical illness insurance policy it is important to shop around .. It is also important to get good, impartial advice about what type of policy would certainly suit you best. Furthermore, when trying to get critical illness insurance, do make sure that you provide all the necessary information. Declining to do so might actually mean that you would not be properly covered.. Critical ...
Facing a critical illness can be one of the most stressful experiences of someones life. On top of dealing with the illness there comes the stress of dealing with financial responsibilities, choices about your care, and making sure that your family is taken care of.. Critical illness insurance can be provided in a lump sum to benefit you financially. This benefit may be used alongside your health insurance plan and any disability coverage you currently have. Contact us today to find out more info on how critical illness insurance can help you and take care of your family during this emotionally stressful time. Our staff will be more than happy to help with you any questions that you may have.. ...
The physiologic and psychologic stress of critical illness produces systemic endocrine responses that affect the bodys ability to achieve and maintain homeostasis. Regardless of the nature of the stress or illness, specific hormonal changes occur in thyroid, adrenal, and posterior pituitary activity. This article describes the physiologic and pathophysiologic basis underlying endocrine responses to the stress of critical illness. The critical care nurse is challenged by the complexity of this patient and needs to be familiar with the endocrine responses to critical illness for assessment and clinical interventions to be meaningful ...
Critical illness insurance wasnt conceived in the back rooms of an insurance company, it was created by Dr Marius Barnard a South African doctor who along with his elder brother Christiaan performed the first human-to-human heart transplant. Witnessing the financial plight of some of his patients who had a critical illness Marius realised there was a need for a new type of insurance - one that paid out on the diagnosis of illness such as cancer, heart attack and stroke. He shared this vision with Crusader Life (a South African insurance company) which then went on to develop the first critical illness policy.. In an interview with Scottish Widows, Dr Marius Barnard explained how he realised that there was a need for a new type of insurance:. As a doctor, I diagnose and treat patients and as I went through medicine over the question of twenty/thirty years, I saw tremendous changes. Not only the medical need but also in the financial needs of our patients. . The case that really triggered my ...
Critical Illness insurance typically makes a lump sum cash payment for covered illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, and cancer. If you have a claim, a Critical Illness policy pays a lump-sum directly to YOU in the event that you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness. Payments can be used for things such as:. - Medical ...
A critical illness can happen to anyone. And it does happen to many. Canadians are more likely to experience a critical illness than they are to die before the age of 75. For most people, the diagnosis is just the beginning. Click here to watch video about Dr. Marius Barnard, the creator of Critical Illness Insurance. If you become ill, your focus should be on recovery and regaining your health.
No one likes to think about suffering from a Critical Illness, but one thing is for sure, if you were to become critically ill, the last thing you will want to worry about is your finances.. Critical Illness typically pays out a lump sum if you survive a specified critical illness, such as some forms of Cancer, a Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Blindness, Deafness and many more. You can use the payout to pay off your mortgage, medical expenses or even go on holiday - its entirely up to you! In addition, your children are usually covered under the policy Free of Charge.. ...
Trauma Insurance, also known as Critical Illness or Crisis Recovery Insurance, pays a benefit to the policy holder in the event of a Trauma such as heart attack, cancer or stroke. With one in three Australians likely to suffer from a heart attach, stroke or cancer during their lifetime, it is imperative that you consider an appropriate level of Trauma insurance for yourself. Recovery time after a critical illness can take months, sometimes years. Trauma Insurance ensures that you are financially covered for some of the recovery time in the event of a critical illness.. ...
In 2009 the Nation Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published their guideline on Rehabilitation after Critical Illness. Over one hundred thousand people spend some time in a critical care unit every year in the UK (NICE, 2009). Until recently there was little understanding of the longer term consequences of having a critical illness or what actually happens to patients once they are discharged. Even less thought was given to the consequences for families of the patients. Therefore the recognition of the physical and non-physical consequences of critical illness and the production of the NICE CG83 to guide management of patients was very welcome.. ...
To calculate your term insurance premium, visit To know more about Term Insurance, visit To know more about Critical illness Insurance, visit Since its launch, our term insurance plan, ICICI Pru iProtect Smart has become our top selling plan online*. It is one of the first term plans in the industry that offers claim payment on diagnosis of 34 Critical Illnesses. This optional benefit became popular among consumers with 1 out of 3 people opting for this benefit*. Watch this short video to know benefit of 34 critical illness option in our term plan.. *Source: Company BuyOnline data - Dec 2015 till date.. ...
Is Critical Illness Insurance a benefit to you? If you are covered by Critical Illness Insurance and you have to collect for a covered condition, your policy will be paid in full.
Critical illness insurance may be effective at covering costs that disability insurance doesnt.. It was about eight years ago that Brooke Robinson bought a critical illness insurance policy due to her familys history of breast cancer, only to trigger it six years later for an entirely different and unexpected reason.. I actually ended up with multiple sclerosis and it was a very aggressive version of it, says Robinson, 33.. I was diagnosed in April of 2015 and by October of 2015 I was walking with a cane.. Today, she credits her critical illness payout for allowing her and her husband to take three months off work so they could move from Toronto to Ottawa where she underwent an experimental procedure that has allowed her to walk again without assistance.. While Robinsons workplace disability insurance made up for some of the couples lost income, she says it wouldnt have been enough to cover the $15,000 of extra expenses they incurred.. Without the treatment I had, I would be in a ...
Is Critical Illness Insurance a benefit to you? If you are covered by Critical Illness Insurance and you have to collect for a covered condition, your policy will be paid in full.
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  • Different policies cover different critical illnesses, however, all cover cancer, heart attack and stroke. (employeebenefits.co.uk)
  • Critical Illness Insurance pays a lump sum Benefit upon diagnosis of a covered condition, such as, heart attack, cancer and stroke. (megafinancial.ca)
  • People who survive a critical illness such as cancer, stroke or heart disease don't lose their life, but often do lose their life savings. (redcliffe.ca)
  • Trauma Insurance, also known as Critical Illness or Crisis Recovery Insurance, pays a benefit to the policy holder in the event of a Trauma such as heart attack, cancer or stroke. (vfps.com.au)
  • If you or a family member develops a critical illness such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, or are struck by a sudden illness like a heart attack or stroke, how will you continue to pay your bills? (mhbank.com)
  • Cancer Plans & Critical Illness insurance is a special type of insurance coverage that pays cash directly to you to help reduce the personal financial impact of the cost of fighting common types of critical illnesses, such as cancer, heart attack, stroke and more. (lovelaceinsurance.com)
  • Critical Illness typically pays out a lump sum if you survive a specified critical illness, such as some forms of Cancer, a Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Blindness, Deafness and many more. (financialadvisercumbria.co.uk)
  • Critical Illness Insurance policies may offer you the option of insurance for the three most commonly claimed critical illnesses - Heart Attack, Cancer, and Stroke. (jdbgroup.ca)
  • These illnesses often include cancer, heart attack or stroke. (ritchieadvice.com.au)
  • The top 3 illness-related disabilities faced by working-age Canadians are Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cancer. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Critical Illnesses such as cancer, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease are rampant in our society. (virginiagaykeninsurance.com)
  • None of us knows if or when we will contract cancer, have a heart attack or stroke, or be diagnosed with another critical illness. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Comprehensive protection against to 115 illnesses, supplemented by advanced protection features including Cancer Shield Benefit and Family protection benefit, as well as opportunities for wealth accumulation. (aia.com.hk)
  • Critical illness insurance typically covers the most common illnesses that Canadians contract but, due to advances in medical science, survive for extended periods such as cancer, sroke and heart disease. (mortgageinsurancewindsor.ca)
  • A major illness like a heart attack or an invasive cancer could prevent you from working. (mhbank.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is coverage that meets the expenses associated with having a critical illness, such as cancer or some other life-threatening disease. (theslocumagency.com)
  • Parents want to be with their children should there be diagnosis of cancer, spouses want to be with each other when a critical illness strikes and everyone wants the freedom to seek out-of-network treatment when it is their best interest. (cheapoakley--sunglasses.com)
  • If the insured purchases Critical Illness and is diagnosed with cancer after 90 days, the claim would be paid (1st claim). (marioinsurance.com)
  • The types of illnesses usually covered by this type of policy include conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart attack, strokes, blindness and deafness. (landc.co.uk)
  • Minor heart attacks and early stages of cancer may also not be covered by a critical illness insurance. (archerjordan.com)
  • Critical illness cover pays a tax-free lump sum to an employee if they should suffer a critical or terminal illness, or have one of the surgical procedures (collectively known as the 'critical illnesses'), covered by the policy. (employeebenefits.co.uk)
  • Make the advisor explain each one of the critical illness stipulated in the policy, what is cover and under what circumstances is the critical illness claimable. (indiantiger.org)
  • Supplemental policies are less expensive than you think and pay benefits that go beyond traditional health insurance, helping you to cover deductibles, living expenses and more in the event of an unforeseen accident or illness. (lovelaceinsurance.com)
  • What Critical Illnesses will my policy cover? (jdbgroup.ca)
  • This means the traditional forms of insurance cover don't provide a benefit on such an illness, even though the financial and emotional results on suffering a critical illness are quite severe. (ritchieadvice.com.au)
  • This is why insurers have come up with a new form of insurance to cover families when a terrible illness could cause financial traumas. (ritchieadvice.com.au)
  • Life, health, and disability insurance do not cover all the income lost during recovering illness. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • In most cases life, your health, and disability insurance do not cover all the income lost recovering from a critical illness. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • The catch is - once you are awarded with a payout, your policy will usually be terminated and you will no longer have any critical illness cover. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • the cost of critical illness cover is high. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • The financial impact of being diagnosed with a critical illness may be huge and your regular health insurance policy may not be sufficient to cover the same. (kotak.com)
  • Both these may not be appropriate to cover the financial impact of a critical illness. (kotak.com)
  • Most critical illness insurance India plans do not cover pre-existing conditions during the waiting period. (kotak.com)
  • As the majority of critical disease insurance products cover common ailments and given the statistical possibility that you will critically ill at some point, it is a good thing to have. (georgeneville.com)
  • Here's how you can financially protect your loved ones with Critical Illness cover. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Critical Illness cover is designed to pay out a lump sum when you're diagnosed with a terminal illness that results in an ongoing disability. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • The payout received from a Critical Illness cover payout will stop you from dipping into your savings which could be used to financially support your loved ones in other ways. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Having Critical Illness cover in place will give you the peace of mind that, no matter what the future has in store, you and your family will be financially secure - this especially important as a Contractor when you aren't protected by an employer and work for yourself. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • This differs from Critical Illness cover which only covers you in the instance that you are critically ill. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • If you're looking to financially protect your loved ones with Critical Illness cover, get in touch with one of our expert Contractor protection specialists. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Why consider Critical Illness cover as a Contractor? (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Critical Illness cover is an insurance policy designed to provide you with financial security if you are diagnosed with. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Health insurance may cover many of the costs of a critical illness but even the best plans leave personal expenses unpaid. (virginiagaykeninsurance.com)
  • Critical illness cover is a type of insurance which pays out a lump sum upon diagnosis of a specified illness during the term of the policy. (landc.co.uk)
  • Critical illness cover can also be bought as a standalone policy if you already have life insurance in place. (landc.co.uk)
  • When you buy critical illness cover, you will need to provide the insurer with full details of your medical history. (landc.co.uk)
  • Critical illness cover can either be for a fixed lump sum or, if you're taking it out alongside a mortgage, you can arrange for cover to reduce in line with your mortgage balance, known as 'decreasing' cover. (landc.co.uk)
  • How much does critical illness cover cost? (landc.co.uk)
  • Critical illness premiums are payable monthly, and if you don't make a claim during the term of the policy, you won't get any money back once the cover finishes. (landc.co.uk)
  • Many critical illness providers also automatically include critical illness cover for your children for no additional cost. (landc.co.uk)
  • They will compare lots of different quotes to help you find the best possible deal, whether you are looking for life insurance with critical illness cover, or whether you want standalone critical illness cover. (landc.co.uk)
  • The main advantage of a critical illness insurance policy is the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your family will have cash available to cover your expenses in the event you become seriously ill. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Critical illness cover pays when the beneficiary survives the illness. (archerjordan.com)
  • The Critical Illness Plus product does not have a reduction of benefit amount. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • A one-time lump sum tax-free benefit for survivors of a critical illness. (redcliffe.ca)
  • Critical Illness insurance provides you with a one-time, lump sum, tax-free benefit should you be diagnosed by a qualified physician or specialist with one of the illnesses covered by your policy - and survive. (redcliffe.ca)
  • While the employer must approve Critical Illness Insurance as a voluntary benefit, the producer will still need to understand the objectives of the employees to have a successful enrollment. (cheapoakley--sunglasses.com)
  • To open a discussion of Critical Illness Insurance as an executive benefit it is important to understand the value to the executive. (cheapoakley--sunglasses.com)
  • What can I use the money from my Critical Illness benefit for? (jdbgroup.ca)
  • Bajaj Allianz Critical Illness Health insurance is a benefit policy which covers 10 Critical Illnesses. (policydunia.com)
  • Critical illness insurance pays a lump sum benefit (certain terms apply) following the diagnosis of one of the covered illnesses. (ajay.ca)
  • Critical illness insurance can be provided in a lump sum to benefit you financially. (cartefinancial.com)
  • Critical illness insurance India plans are also known as fixed benefit policies. (kotak.com)
  • While we don't consider Critical Illness insurance a replacement for your health insurance, it is an important supplemental benefit that can provide much needed financial relief and financial flexibility. (peakadvisors.net)
  • Critical illness insurance is a policy that will pay out a benefit as a lump sum if you are diagnosed with a critical illness or condition specified in the policy. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • The lump sum benefit paid out under a critical illness insurance policy can be used to pay your medical bills, mortgage and other expenses. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Guaranteed Renewable - You can keep our Critical Illness Insurance policy for life. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • Underwriting Process - The underwriting process for Critical Illness Insurance involves an acceptance or rejection based on the answers to the questions on the policy application. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • The companion policy applies to the spouse only and provides that if both Critical Illness Insurance applications are received at the same time, we will reduce the policy fee from the normal $50 per policy to $25 on each of the policies. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • Critical illness is an insurance product, similar to life insurance except that it pays when the life assured is diagnosed of any one of the critical illnesses stipulated in the policy. (indiantiger.org)
  • The purpose of a critical illness policy is to cushion any financial hardship a person would experience in the event of a serious illness. (indiantiger.org)
  • Critical illness insurance is designed to help as an income replacement in the event of a critical illness, pay for additional costs of treatment like specialists treatment or overseas treatment, to pay off any debt especially if the policy is attached to mortgage payment and to fund any changes in the way of life. (indiantiger.org)
  • However, I also believe that the insurance broker, the insurance company and perhaps we as the life insured play an important part in the understanding of how the critical illness policy work. (indiantiger.org)
  • Critical Illness Insurance coverage varies greatly from policy to policy and the term of the policy may also vary with some policies covering you to age 65, age 75, or for life. (redcliffe.ca)
  • What qualifies as a critical illness depends on your policy. (theslocumagency.com)
  • With the advancements in modern medical technology, Critical Illness insurance is an increasing popular supplemental health insurance policy that allows you to focus more on recovery and less on the financial burden of a critical illness event or diagnosis. (lovelaceinsurance.com)
  • In the event of a covered illness, this policy pays benefits directly to you or anyone you assign. (lovelaceinsurance.com)
  • With your target identified you can begin to list the various objectives that can be achieved with the use of a critical illness insurance policy. (cheapoakley--sunglasses.com)
  • The Critical Illness Policy is a viable and less expensive alternative to disability income. (cheapoakley--sunglasses.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is generally where an insurer will pay a lump sum if the policy holder suffers one of the illnesses defined in the policy documents. (ritchieadvice.com.au)
  • Bajaj Allianz Critical Illness Health Insurance Policy is an Online Health Insurance Policy. (policydunia.com)
  • A lump sum amount would be paid on diagnosis of one of the listed critical illness subject to the policy terms and conditions. (policydunia.com)
  • If you are not satisfied with the Bajaj Allianz Critical illness policy, you can cancel the policy within 15 days of receipt of the policy documents, provided there has been no claim. (policydunia.com)
  • If you are insured under any other health insurance policy of Non life insurer you can transfer to Bajaj Allianz Critical illness policy with all your accrued benefits after due allowances for waiting periods. (policydunia.com)
  • Withdrawal of Bajaj Allianz Critical illness policy is possible at any time in future with a intimation of 3 months to all the existing insured members. (policydunia.com)
  • For detailed list of exclusions refer Bajaj Allianz Critical illness Brochure and Bajaj Allianz Critical illness Policy Wordings . (policydunia.com)
  • Before choosing any critical illness insurance policy, it is important to seek professional advice and guidance to ensure that you choose the best available policy for your situation. (ajay.ca)
  • This cash is due to policy holder even without disability and the lump sum can be used in any way: medical bill payments, renovation of home, purchasing medicines, buying groceries, or even for vacation sprees is overcome through Critical Illness Insurance. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Look at your policy for other illnesses covered. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Understand How a Critical Illness Policy Can Protect You. (marioinsurance.com)
  • First, approval for a Critical Illness insurance policy is, in part, underwritten based on family medical history. (luftfinancial.com)
  • A child Critical Illness insurance policy will provide the child with 5 additional illness coverages, in addition to the 25 conditions that are offered under a standard Critical Illness insurance policy. (luftfinancial.com)
  • When you acquire such insurance, you receive a lump sum payout in case you are diagnosed with any of the illnesses covered under the policy. (kotak.com)
  • In case of a critical illness, the benefits of a standard health insurance policy and life insurance plan are not available. (kotak.com)
  • This means if you are diagnosed with any of the covered illnesses, the insurance company pays the policy benefits irrespective of the treatment costs and other related expenses. (kotak.com)
  • When you are looking for critical illness coverage, it is important to opt for a policy that offers life-long renewal. (kotak.com)
  • In other words, policy holders can spend their particular critical illness insurance money upon medical care, everyday living expenses or even paying off their mortgage. (georgeneville.com)
  • Below we list a rate chart as well an application link to set up a critical illness policy you can add such things as Return of premium on death and Return of Premium at age 75. (canadianhealthcoverage.com)
  • If you believe your loved ones may struggle to pay the mortgage or keep up with the household bills if you have a serious illness, then it's worth considering taking out a Critical Illness policy. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • The lump sum paid out from a Critical Illness policy can be used to pay off the remainder of your mortgage. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • You are also at a high risk to suffer from a serious illness - making the value of a policy like this indubitable. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • How does a critical illness policy provide an affordable way to receive cash upon the diagnosis of a critical illness or condition? (virginiagaykeninsurance.com)
  • Any pay out from a critical illness policy can be spent in any way you want, so you don't have to spend it on your mortgage if you have other ways of covering your monthly payments. (landc.co.uk)
  • Our protection advisers can search the whole of the critical illness market on your behalf to help your find the right policy to suit your needs, at the right price. (landc.co.uk)
  • Critical illness insurance requires you to make periodic premium payments to keep the policy in force. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Every policy is a little different, but critical illness policies may offer payouts ranging from $10,000 all the way to $1 million. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is a health insurance that pays a lump-sum cash if you are diagnosed with a critical or life threatening illness covered by your policy. (archerjordan.com)
  • Critical Illness Coverage pays out a lump sum if you are diagnosed with one of several critical illnesses listed within the terms of the policy. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • Critical Illness coverage works in two ways. (mhbank.com)
  • It is a type of insurance rider or product that gives lump-sum cash payment to the insured who has serious illnesses coverage in the insurance contract. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Insurance coverage for critical illness complements medical breakthroughs, and advances in patient care. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • For those in need of affordable coverage, they can search for cheap critical illness insurance. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • You're immediately approved for up to $50,000 of Critical Illness (CI) coverage with The Edge Benefits. (marioinsurance.com)
  • For example, the premium for a 40-year-old would only be about $3.00 a day for $50,000 of Critical Illness coverage. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Within just a few minutes, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that you have the industry's highest amount of guaranteed illness coverage from a company you can rely on when you need it most. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Contact us to learn more about the right critical illness coverage for you. (peacockinsuranceagency.com)
  • When a group of people were questioned in a latest survey about how important they believed it was to have critical illness insurance coverage, a significant proportion said they believed it was unnecessary. (georgeneville.com)
  • Critical illness coverage is one of the lesser-known products that we offer, but it deserves some attention because it can change lives. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • Critical illness coverage can prevent additional concern, freeing you to concentrate on the important things in life. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • How will Critical Illness Coverage Help? (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • Critical illness coverage (bituach machalot kashot) is relatively inexpensive. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • Critical illness coverage is an insurance plan that pays out a predetermined lump sum when a critical illness is diagnosed, according to the policy's terms and conditions. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • for Itai and Natalie's son, Yonatan, critical illness coverage would have cost just under 10 NIS/month - and it would have paid out NIS 100,000 to support his family during his treatment and recovery. (goldfus-ins.co.il)
  • The insurance includes many types of critical illness including Alzheimer's disease to malignant melanoma to Parkinson's disease, and many others. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Critical Illness insurance provides a lump sum to help financially when an individual contracts a life altering illness. (mortgageinsurancewindsor.ca)
  • Trauma Insurance ensures that you are financially covered for some of the recovery time in the event of a critical illness. (vfps.com.au)
  • Anyone diagnosed with a critical illness will tell you it can be as difficult financially as it is emotionally. (peacockinsuranceagency.com)
  • Make sure your family is financially protected in the event of an illness. (peacockinsuranceagency.com)
  • Are you financially prepared for a Critical Illness? (peakadvisors.net)
  • Most people pay medical costs related to the illness, travel expenses as they relate to treatments, the costs involved with rehabilitation, and recuperation and the replacement of income. (theslocumagency.com)
  • Unlike mortgage life insurance which pays a lump sum when you die or disability insurance which is designed as ongoing income replacement while you are unable to work, critical illness insurance kicks in with a single payment if you are diagnosed with major illness and survive for a specified time. (mortgageinsurancewindsor.ca)
  • We can design a custom Critical Illness plan that complements your Life and Disability Insurance plans. (redcliffe.ca)
  • Unlike a disability insurance which gives monthly payouts, critical illness insurance pays a lump sum, tax-free payout. (archerjordan.com)
  • Objective We sought to compare the quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), severe sepsis criteria and lactate levels for their ability to identify ED patients with sepsis with critical illness. (bmj.com)
  • Conclusion For patients admitted from the ED with infectious disease diagnoses, qSOFA criteria performed as well or better than SIRS criteria, severe sepsis criteria and lactate levels in predicting critical illness. (bmj.com)
  • The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have recently proposed the quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) criteria as replacements for traditional sepsis and severe sepsis criteria to identify critically ill patients outside of the intensive care unit. (bmj.com)
  • For nearly two decades, clinicians have used systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock as the primary terms (with corresponding criteria) to gauge severity of illness and guide patient management. (bmj.com)
  • This means that for many, severe illness will prevent them from working and earning the money necessary to support themselves. (georgeneville.com)
  • Critical illnesses can cause severe financial problems, and a critical illness insurance is meant to help the beneficiary at this time. (archerjordan.com)
  • Canadians are more likely to experience a critical illness than they are to die before the age of 75. (ajay.ca)
  • Upon the insured's death, we will return all Critical Illness Insurance premiums less claims paid. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • Critical Illness Insurance can help you secure your family's financial future. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • A critical illness not only affects your physical health but your financial health as well. (aia.com.hk)
  • With critical illness protection, you will receive financial support so you can focus on getting better. (aia.com.hk)
  • This is the best way the insured overcomes financial stresses and has more time to recover from the major illness. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Critical illness insurance is created as protection from financial risks. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • On top of dealing with the illness there comes the stress of dealing with financial responsibilities, choices about your care, and making sure that your family is taken care of. (cartefinancial.com)
  • Important illness insurance provides a financial buffer for people who become seriously ill and unable to work. (georgeneville.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is designed to provide you with financial protection if you suffer a serious illness. (landc.co.uk)
  • Too many people discover that after a critical illness diagnosis their primary health insurance is inadequate, resulting in a large financial burden directly on yours shoulders. (peakadvisors.net)
  • The main objective of Critical Illness insurance is to reduce financial stress. (peakadvisors.net)
  • This can relieve or lessen the financial strain that can come with critical illnesses, so you can focus on getting better. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • When a critical illness strikes, the financial consequences can be just as catastrophic as the health ramifications in their own way. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is designed to help alleviate the financial strain that comes with critical illnesses. (hassmanagencysfg.com)
  • A critical illness insurance helps alleviate financial stress at a time when your hourly worker suffers from a critical illness. (archerjordan.com)
  • Methods We conducted this multicenter retrospective cohort study at five US hospitals, enrolling all adult patients admitted to these hospitals from their EDs with infectious disease-related illnesses from 1 January 2016 to 30 April 2016. (bmj.com)
  • The EDGE Critical Illness protection provides a tax-free lump sum amount to help you and your family continue to make ends meet, should you suffer any of 23 Covered Conditions. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Although great medical advancements have improved the survival rates of people who suffer from critical illness, it comes with a hefty price. (archerjordan.com)
  • Click here to watch video about Dr. Marius Barnard , the creator of Critical Illness Insurance. (ajay.ca)
  • Critical Illness Insurance does not replace the need for health insurance. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • Given that more people are going for regular health screenings these days, it is more likely that one might be able to detect critical illnesses at an earlier stage where the likelihood of full recovery is still high. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • There are three major health problems covered primarily by critical illness insurance. (archerjordan.com)
  • Unlike in countries like UK where healthcare is free, critical illness insurance is especially useful to people living in places where they have to pay for medical care. (indiantiger.org)
  • Be it Life, Term Life, mortgage Insurance, Critical illness, or Medical Insurance we offer you the freedom of choosing it from any of the institutions listed. (megafinancial.ca)
  • Critical Illness Insurance is not traditional medical insurance. (mhbank.com)
  • With the advances in medical care more and more we are surviving rather than dying from such illnesses. (ritchieadvice.com.au)
  • Most critical illness insurance will not pay for critical illnesses caused by pre-existing medical conditions, or pre-existing critical illnesses. (archerjordan.com)
  • You can plan for the unplanned with Hy-Vee's group Critical Illness Insurance from Kemper. (mhbank.com)
  • Second, it helps keep you healthy before a critical illness strikes by paying for a wellness screening once annually for each person on your plan. (mhbank.com)
  • How does a critical illness plan work? (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • A CI plan pays you a lump sum of money if you are diagnosed with one of the 37 pre-determined major illnesses. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • To overcome this limitation, you require a critical illness insurance India plan. (kotak.com)
  • If a plan covers more illnesses, the premium will also be higher. (kotak.com)
  • If you do need to make a claim, bear in mind that illnesses often have to have reached a specified severity for insurers to pay out. (landc.co.uk)
  • I believe strongly in the benefits of critical illness insurance and the relief it would bring to the insured. (indiantiger.org)
  • First, you receive cash benefits when a covered critical illness occurs. (mhbank.com)
  • Once the individual is diagnosed with the illness, they become eligible for benefits. (theslocumagency.com)
  • Not all critical illness policies are the same. (ajay.ca)
  • Most of the insurance companies offer critical illness policies. (kotak.com)
  • When you're diagnosed with a critical illness, the hospital bills can chalk up to quite a large amount. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • You can avail of a critical illness rider attached to your life insurance. (dkinsurance.ca)
  • Adding Critical Illness Protection is easy and quick. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Critical Illness Protection - Instant Quote and Application. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Critical Illness protection is much more affordable than most may think. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Follow the link below to submit an electronic application for EDGE's Guaranteed Issue Critical Illness protection. (marioinsurance.com)
  • Some people opt for a combination of different types of protection, for example, life insurance with critical illness and income protection, but an adviser can help talk you through all the various options to help you decide which to go for. (landc.co.uk)
  • Critical illness insurance comes into play when the policyholder is stricken with disease. (theslocumagency.com)
  • Moreover, even if you get diagnosed with any one of the covered illnesses, your CI payout is not guaranteed or confirmed. (sgbudgetbabe.com)
  • If you require it due to your illness, the payout can help to pay for changes need to the home, or pay for a new car to accommodate a reduced state of mobility. (broadbench.co.uk)
  • How could a Critical Illness payout help you? (broadbench.co.uk)
  • Critical Illness Insurance is issued by The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. (westernsouthernlife.com)
  • Critical illness insurance is different from life insurance. (archerjordan.com)
  • Some can search for cheap critical illness insurance by comparing quotes online. (dkinsurance.ca)