Critical Illness: A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.Critical Care: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.Polyneuropathies: 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.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Intensive Care: 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.Euthyroid Sick Syndromes: 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.Muscular Diseases: Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of SKELETAL MUSCLE and SMOOTH MUSCLE.Sepsis: 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.Intensive Care Units, Pediatric: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.Early Ambulation: 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.Multiple Organ Failure: 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.Delirium: 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)Respiration, Artificial: 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).Nutritional Support: 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.Muscle Weakness: 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)APACHE: 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.Ventilator Weaning: 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.Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: 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.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Cost of Illness: 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.Intermediate Care Facilities: 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.Survivors: 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.Prospective Studies: 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.Burns: Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.Coma: 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.Neuromuscular Diseases: 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.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Patient Transfer: 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.Enteral Nutrition: 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.Neuropsychology: 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.Acute Lung Injury: 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).Intubation: 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.Hyperglycemia: Abnormally high BLOOD GLUCOSE level.Shock: A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.Child, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Glutamine: 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.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): 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).Chronic Disease: 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)Cohort Studies: 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.Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: 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.Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult: 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.Shock, Septic: 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.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Adrenal Insufficiency: 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.Ventilators, Mechanical: Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.Risk Factors: 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.Bed Rest: Confinement of an individual to bed for therapeutic or experimental reasons.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Biological Markers: 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.Hospital Mortality: A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.Point-of-Care Systems: Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.Retrospective Studies: 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.Parenteral Nutrition: 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).Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.United StatesQuality of Life: 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.Parenteral Nutrition, Total: 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.Prognosis: 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.Hydrocortisone: 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.Monitoring, Physiologic: 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.Endotoxemia: 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.Triage: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.Pneumonia: Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.Trauma Severity Indices: 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.Acute Kidney Injury: 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.Gastric Emptying: The evacuation of food from the stomach into the duodenum.Adrenal Cortex HormonesPatient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Pilot Projects: 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.Follow-Up Studies: 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.Muscular Atrophy: 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.Peripheral Nervous System Diseases: 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.Stress, Physiological: 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.Physical Therapy Modalities: 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.Comorbidity: 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.Inflammation: 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.Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype: 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.Case-Control Studies: 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.Continuity of Patient Care: Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.Hypoglycemia: 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.Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Mental Disorders: 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.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Treatment Outcome: 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.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Patient Care Team: 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.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Incidence: 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.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Adaptation, Psychological: 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)Illness Behavior: 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.Predictive Value of Tests: 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)

*Sepsis

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*Cancer survivor

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*Critical illness insurance

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*Critical illness polyneuropathy

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*Chronic critical illness

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*Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency

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*E. Wesley Ely

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*Electromyoneurography

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*Ebola virus disease treatment research

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*Prosector's wart

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*Dialytrauma

Critical illness is highly dynamic. As such, critically ill patients needing RRT, depending on the clinical severity (AKI alone ... would be more physiological due to the dynamic nature of AKI in critical illness. This therapeutic schedule, named "Dynamic ...

*Diane E. Meier

The symptom burden of chronic critical illness. Critical Care Medicine. 2004;32:1527-1534. PMID 15241097 Morrison RS, Meier DE ... Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness, was published in 2010. Meier was born in Princeton, New Jersey in ... Springer: 2014 Hughes RG, Isaacs SL, Meier DE, (eds). Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness. Wiley/Jossey- ... Her book, Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness, was published by Springer Publishing in 2014. ...

*Delirium

However, when it occurs in the course of a critical illness, delirium has been found to occur in young and old patients at ... Hopkins, RO; Jackson, JC (September 2006). "Long-term neurocognitive function after critical illness". Chest. 130 (3): 869-78. ... This prospectively examined the neuroimaging correlates of delirium in 47 participants after critical illness. Delirium ... "Association between acute care and critical illness hospitalization and cognitive function in older adults". JAMA: The Journal ...

*MetLife

... 's products also include critical illness insurance. Financial services include fee-based financial planning, retirement ... insurance is structured to replace a portion of an individual's income during the initial weeks of a disabling illness or ... disability Insurance serves to replace a portion of an individual's income during an extended period of a disabling illness or ...

*Charles Francis Bolton

He was first to describe critical illness polyneuropathy in a series of patients. Dr. Bolton earned his medical degree from ... Charles F. Bolton (July 2010). "The discovery of critical illness polyneuropathy: a memoir". The Canadian journal of ... David Lacomis (March 2013). "Electrophysiology of neuromuscular disorders in critical illness". Muscle & nerve. 47 (3): 452-463 ... While there he and colleagues described critical illness polyneuropathy, a severe weakness of the muscles of breathing and limb ...

*Urine urea nitrogen

Protein and energy provision in critical illness. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003; 78: 906-911 Frank N. Konstantinides.Nitrogen Balance ...

*Airway management

Patel, Sapna A; Meyer, Tanya K (2014-01-01). "Surgical Airway". International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. 4 ... Cook, T; Howes, B. (2010). "Supraglottic airway devices: recent advances". Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care ... Current Opinion in Critical Care. 21 (3): 183-187. doi:10.1097/mcc.0000000000000201. Wik, Lars (2003). "Rediscovering the ... Critical Care & Pain. 6 (3): 124-127. doi:10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkl015. ISSN 1743-1816. Tintinalli, Judith (2016). Tintinalli's ...

*Post-intensive care syndrome

Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Critical Illness Myopathy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nordon-Craft A, Moss M, ... Episodes of critical illness also impact families and caregivers which in turn can affect those recovering from their critical ... Critical care medicine. May 2014;42(5):1263-1271. Davidson JE, Jones C, Bienvenu OJ. Family response to critical illness: ... Improvements in survival after a critical illness have led to research focused on long-term outcomes for these patients. This ...

*Tracheotomy

International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. 3 (4): 262-8. doi:10.4103/2229-5151.124148. PMC 3891193 . PMID ... 2000). "Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques". Critical Care. 4 (2): 124-8. doi:10.1186/cc667 ...

*Mark Siegler

N Engl J Med 1975; 293:853-7. Siegler M. Critical illness: The limits of autonomy. Hast Cent Rep. 1977; 7:12-15. Siegler M. A ...

*Occupational injury

International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. 6 (1). doi:10.4103/2229-5151.177365. Dong, Xiuwen Sue; Wang, ... "Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities". www.bls.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-07. Courtney, T. K.; Sorock, G. S.; Manning, D. P.; ... Workplace injuries and illnesses in 2007. Washington, DC: US Department of Labor; 2008. Retrieved at: About NIOSH. Available at ... NIOSH estimates that 4 million workers in the U.S. in 2007 suffered from non-fatal work related injuries or illnesses. ...

*Polyneuropathy

According to Wu, et al., in critical illness polyneuropathy supportive and preventive therapy are important for the affected ... Zhou, Chunkui; Wu, Limin; Ni, Fengming; Ji, Wei; Wu, Jiang; Zhang, Hongliang (1 January 2014). "Critical illness polyneuropathy ...

*Bob Wenzel

Tim Povtak (December 11, 1985). "Critical Illness Gives Ju Coach A New Outlook". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 10, 2013 ...

*Adrenal insufficiency

The latter is termed critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency. For chronic adrenal insufficiency, the major ... During this recovery time, the person is vulnerable to adrenal insufficiency during times of stress, such as illness, due to ...

*Noel Jan Tyl

ISBN 1-56718-740-4 Astrological Timing of Critical Illness. St. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn, 1998. ISBN 1-56718-738-2 ...

*Nursing in Japan

... establish a critical scientifically based approach to training rather than a pragmatic one, unify training and licensing ... intractable illness, nursing administration, and psychiatric nursing. These organizations predominantly emerged in the 1990s. ... Critical Care Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Home Care Nursing, Infection Control Nursing, Psychiatric ...

*Lymphatic system

The Bridge to Future Management of Critical Illness". Journal of the Pancreas. Department of Internal Medicine and ...
If you are planning to provide critical illness cover for your hourly workers, here are the things that you (and your employee) should know:. 1. It pays a lump-sum amount, tax free.. Unlike a disability insurance which gives monthly payouts, critical illness insurance pays a lump sum, tax-free payout. To avail of the benefit, it does not require the beneficiary to provide a proof of loss of income.. 2. It covers three major critical illnesses.. There are three major health problems covered primarily by critical illness insurance. These are:. · Cancer. · Heart Attack. · Stroke. Other conditions that may be covered by a critical illness insurance policy include:. · Heart Transplant. · Coronary Bypass Surgery. · Angioplasty. · Kidney Failure. · Major Organ Transplant. · Paralysis. · Blindness. · Multiple Sclerosis. 3. It does not cover pre-existing critical illness. Most critical illness insurance will not pay for critical illnesses caused by pre-existing medical conditions, or ...
I believe strongly in the benefits of critical illness insurance and the relief it would bring to the insured. 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.. I would like to share some pointers to note when deciding to buy critical illness insurance; these are my personal opinion based on my personal experience:. 1. Try to get an insurance advisor who can explain clearly the feature of the critical illness insurance. 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. For example, a transient stroke which lasts for less than 24hr is not claimable, what is their definition of a heart attack and what are the test required to proof the condition and what constitute total and permanent disability. Do not be afraid to ask the advisor to go through ...
No one likes to think about the possibility of suffering from a serious critical illness, but if it were to happen to you, the consequences would be devastating for the financial security for you and your family. How would your loved ones cope? How would you pay your bills and meet all you business or personal financial obligations if a critical illness happened to you now? You need critical illness coverage. If you couldnt work due to your illness or accident, would you need to make alterations to your home? Would you need to hire home health care assistance? Would a serious critical illness prevent you from being able to pay the bank or mortgage company for your home loan? If so, what would happen to the standard of life that you have worked so hard to achieve? You would lose it, thats why critical illness coverage is required as a safe guard. There is no substitute for Critical Illness Insurance.Just like making a will, thinking about Critical Illness Insurance is something that many people ...
Understanding Critical Illness Insurance. Critical illness insurance is coverage that meets the expenses associated with having a critical illness, such as cancer or some other life-threatening disease. You may find that this insurance is a part of your job benefits. If not, then you will have to purchase your own policy if needed. This type of insurance is meant for people who have the possibility of becoming inflicted with a critical illness. What qualifies as a critical illness depends on your policy. In most cases, covered illnesses include things such as Alzheimers, cancer, deafness, blindness, paralysis, sclerosis, and organ transplants.. How it Works. Critical illness insurance comes into play when the policyholder is stricken with disease. Once the individual is diagnosed with the illness, they become eligible for benefits. Some insurance companies require the policyholder to survive for 7 to 14 days before benefits will be paid. Once this period is met, benefits are paid to the ...
Conditions for Payment - specific criteria that must be met before the benefit is paid. For example, we pay the major organ transplant benefit once an insured goes on the donor list. Benefit Reduction Age and Amount - We reduce benefit by 50 percent at later of age 65 and five years after issue for those 60 years or older at time of issue. Percentages and effective age vary with other companies. In some states, Critical Illness Plus is available. The Critical Illness Plus product does not have a reduction of benefit amount.. Guaranteed Renewable - You can keep our Critical Illness Insurance policy for life.. Premium Guarantee - Your Critical Illness Insurance premium rate is guaranteed for one year. We will only change rates by policy class subject to approval by state departments of insurance. Return of Premium Feature - This feature applies at death only. Upon the insureds death, we will return all Critical Illness Insurance premiums less claims paid. Not available in FL. Riders Offered - We ...
A major illness like a heart attack or an invasive cancer could prevent you from working. It can result in unforeseen bills and leave you buried under out-of-pocket expenses you havent planned for. Critical Illness Insurance fills in the gaps so you can focus on recovery. Critical Illness Insurance is not traditional medical insurance. It pays you, not your doctors and hospitals so you decide how to use benefit dollars.. Critical Illness coverage works in two ways. First, you receive cash benefits when a covered critical illness occurs. 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. You can choose how much coverage you want because we offer plans at the $10,000 and$20,000 benefit levels. Covered dependents will receive 50% of the employee benefit levels. ...
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 ...
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:. ...
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.. ...
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.. ...
Meet Dan, Dan works for a large company and provides for his wife Susan their 2 children.. Dans group insurance plan at work does not include critical illness coverage as he recently learned through his HR contact at work. In his role, Dan has to deal with lots of customer issues and constant stress.. Dan also has a long family history of heart problems. If Dan suffers a heart attack and unable to work, his family wont have the money they need to live a normal life.. Dan is worried and calls his insurance broker Rob for some help. Rob tells dan about critical illness insurance.. Critical illness insurance covers you for several conditions like heart attack, stroke, cancer and others by paying you a lump sum that would enable you to pay your bills while youre getting better.. Dan decides to do the right thing for himself and his family by getting a personally owned critical illness insurance policy and can now sleep better at night knowing he and his family are protected.. If you do not ...
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
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.
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.. ...
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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Simple Issue Critical illness covers 4 of the most common critical Illnesses. While a few companies in the Canadian market offer such a product we can help recommend one which suits you based on your preferences.. 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.. ...
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Critical Illness Insurance pays a lump sum Benefit upon diagnosis of a covered condition, such as, heart attack, cancer and stroke. Critical illness insurance first emerged in South Africa in 1983 and was known as dread disease insurance. Dr. Marius Barnard Founder of Critical Illness Insurance, the brother of the late world-renown South African heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Christian Barnard. ...
Critical Illness Insurance Information - Definitions, Coverage information, and Answers to all the questions you have about critical illness insurance right here.
Critical Illness Insurance Information - Definitions, Coverage information, and Answers to all the questions you have about critical illness insurance right here.
Critical Illness Insurance Information - Definitions, Coverage information, and Answers to all the questions you have about critical illness insurance right here.
Many people may search the Internet for Cheap Critical Illness Insurance or Low Cost Critical Illness Insurance. Whilst we can provide the cheapest policy on the marketplace, we urge all customers to consider what conditions and definitions each provider places on their policy and the easiest way to do this is by talking to a qualified Critical Illness Advisor.
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When a critical illness strikes, are you financially prepared? The financial expenses when youre diagnosed with cancer or heart disease can easily drain your nest egg. Even though you have health insurance, its not a guarantee that all of your medical expenses will be covered. In addition, if you have a high-deductible policy, youd end up paying thousands of dollars even before your coverage starts.. Critical illness plans cover both medical and non-medical expenses related to your condition, helping you focus on getting well. Critical illness plans are designed to give you peace of mind and financial security to help you through a difficult time.. ...
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When patients are discharged from the ICU, their life-threatening illness may have been treated, but a large number of patients still suffer from significant impairments in their ability to function in activities of daily living. The Critical Illness Recover Center at UPMC Mercy opened its doors on June 14, 2018 becoming the first center within the UPMC system to help former ICU patients. Funded by a Beckwith Institute grant and a Society of Critical Care Medicine THRIVE Initiative grant, Brad Butcher, MD, founded the center to ensure patients discharged from the ICU find the long-term medical support they need.. "Post-ICU clinics are just beginning to develop in the United States, but there is much to be learned about how to best care for this patient population and help them thrive during their recovery," said Brad Butcher, MD, Assistant Professor and an intensivist in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. "Many survivors of critical illness have persistent physical and cognitive ...
Ever growing stress in our lives coupled with rich diet and lack of exercise is resulting in increased chances of being trapped in a critical illness even if our family history is good.. The technological advancement in the world has made the chances of survival from a life altering illness very high.. Survival does not mean recovering in a day and getting back to work with no impact on our finances. The road to recovery is long and most of the times requires not only the one affected by the illness but also the spouse to quit / reduce work. We need money to come in at that time to support the climbing medicine bills and on going expenses. Without any financial help at that time , there might be increased stress of going back to work which might lead to worsening of the illness rather than recovery.. A critical illness policy pays a lump sum on the diagnosis of a named illness such as Heart Attack, Cancer, Stroke, Kidney Failure, Coronary Artery Bypass surgery, Benign Brain Tumor , Deafness, ...
Today, 4,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. 2000 will have a stroke, and 2100 will have a heart attack. The nightmare doesnt stop at the hospital, either…each one of these people will have to pay for medicines, treatments, living expenses, co-pays and deductibles for months or years to come. Critical illnesses can strike without warning, and they can change your life. Critical illness insurance is a simple way to protect yourself financially from the effects of a serious illness.
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In one of my previous articles, I touched on how to apply for exemption from CPFs Home Protection Scheme (HPS). A reader wrote in and posted an interesting question on what I usually look out for when buying mortgage insurance. Today, I shall touch on the difference between terminal illness and critical illness. But before you proceed, it is important that you make the effort to understand my article before jumping to conclusion. Not understanding the thin fine line between terminal illness and critical illness could be financially fatal. And I do mean it. Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2017/08/30/understanding-the-differe... ...
I have pre-existing type-2 diabetes and am taking medicines for the same. If I take a Critical illness policy, will it still cover any future illness related to my diabetes (ie after policy waiting period). I am asking this as all policies say that they do not cover pre-existing illness. Please do let me know. - Surgery & Critical Illness -
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Considered to be the Golden Egg of income protection and also the disability benefits of critical illness cover, Own Occupation cover is more likely to result in a successful claim.. What does it mean and why is it so much better?. Cover that is based on an individuals own occupation will quite simply pay a valid claim if any sickness or injury prevents that person from being able to do THEIR OWN JOB.. The reason for referring to a valid claim is because, if an applicant doesnt disclose all the facts when they apply, a claim could be refused.. An example of own occupation cover at work would be something like a banker suffering from a lengthy bout of depression. Their doctor might sign them off work and if they have some income protection set up on an own occupation basis then a valid claim will be paid.. Its a little different for the disability benefits of critical illness cover because they refer to total & permanent disability so a policy holder need to be signed off work for good ...
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The problem with this set-up is that after a successful claim, the critical illness plan would terminate leaving the partner with no critical illness cover. For example, if the wife has a heart attack and successfully claims, her payout may give them enough money to help make the mortgage payments for a while but she they no longer have critical illness cover for the husband.. One of the benefits of the advised sale is that you can show your clients how they can double their cover for just 62p each month - and who wouldnt want to take advantage of a deal like that?. So, going back to the couples original decision, they want £100,000 life cover and £25,000 critical illness cover. What they may not have considered is insuring themselves as separate lives, and doubling their cover.. As an adviser, you can use the flexibility of a menu plan to recommend the couple have separate life and separate critical illness covers. Instead of just £100,000 joint life and £25,000 joint critical illness ...
Critical illness insurance plans help you with possible financial requirements in the event of critical diseases. Cover yourself and your employees with critical illness insurance. Choose from a personal plan or a company plan.
As we achieve greater medical advancements, more and more people are surviving critical illnesses once considered beyond treatment. Although survival rates have increased, so have the costs for recovery. Thats where critical illness insurance helps.
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Improvements in medical treatment means that someone under 65 is five times more likely to suffer a critical illness than to die and more than one in two people are being diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Many people consider providing for loved ones in the event of death but there is arguably as great a need to provide in the event of diagnosis of a critical illness such as a stroke, heart attack or cancer. Mattioli Woods will help you and your family ...
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Insular Life, the first and largest Filipino-owned insurance company, has introduced a new, stand-alone yearly renewable term plan that provides a monthly allowance for three years from the time a critical illness is diagnosed. There are 35 critical illnesses covered under this plan.
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Critical illness insurance pays you a lump-sum cash amount if you are diagnosed with any one of the critical illnesses covered by your policy, even if you make
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Although cortisol remains elevated all over the course of critical illness, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland exhibit different responses in acutely and in chronic ill patients (11). In acutely ill patients (under 7 days of critical illness), the physiological response is the elevation in serum levels of these hormones (CRH, ACTH, AVP and cortisol). These changes aim at increasing the supply of energy to the tissues in a hypercatabolic state. In chronic ill patients, although cortisol remains elevated, serum levels of CRH, AVP and ACTH decrease. The meaning of this phenomenon is a matter of divergence. The "draining" of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland due to chronic critical illness may be interpreted as an endocrinological dysfunction, but some experts argue that this may be an adaptive mechanism to decrease catabolism (12).. Maintainance of elevated cortisol levels despite the drop in pituitary hormones seems to be caused by non-ACTH mediated mechanisms, such as interleukins, tumor ...
The post intensive care syndrome (PICS) gathers various disabilities, associated with a substantial healthcare use. However, patients comorbidities and active medical conditions prior to intensive care unit (ICU) admission may partly drive healthcare use after ICU discharge. To better understand retative contribution of critical illness and PICS-compared to pre-existing comorbidities-as potential determinant of post-critical illness healthcare use, we conducted a population-based evaluation of patients healthcare use trajectories. Using discharge databases in a 2.5-million-people region in France, we retrieved, over 3 years, all adult patients admitted in ICU for septic shock or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), intubated at least 5 days and discharged alive from hospital: 882 patients were included. Median duration of mechanical ventilation was 11 days (interquartile ranges [IQR] 8;20), mean SAPS2 was 49, and median hospital length of stay was 42 days (IQR 29;64). Healthcare use (days spent
Results: We identified 4,914 HIV+ patients from 10/2007-12/2013; 8.5% developed critical illness resulting in an analytic cohort of 419 with ICU admission to medical (62%) or surgical (34%) services. Mean (standard deviation, SD) age was 47 (11) years, 17% were female, 60% were Caucasian, 149 of 356 (42%) had CD4 < 200 cells/μL, 161 of 363 (44%) had detectable HIV RNA and 42% were hepatitis C virus co-infected. On admission, the mean (SD) APACHE score and VACS Index were 20 (9) and 59 (31). Mortality in-hospital was 7%, at 30-days was 8%, and at 1-year was 20%. AUC for APACHE vs. VACS were similar for hospital, 30-day, and 1-year mortality, with a trend for improved discrimination of VACS Index over APACHE II score for 1-year mortality prediction (Table ...
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Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.. This group is for critically ill patients, newly diagnosed or in treatment or post treatment, and their families and Caregivers, and includes all types of critical illness diagnoses. The Group is in English, and is a drop in Group. Regular attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. ...
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With people increasingly surviving illnesses that would have been terminal for previous generations, its becoming more important to plan for this type of situation. According to the Office for National Statistics, some forms of cancer now show survival rates of up to 90%. However, as far as family finances are concerned, this can lead to uncharted territory. As Smart points out: "Thankfully, more people than ever before are surviving critical illnesses. But many people dont appreciate the lasting effects of a serious illness and the impact that can have on the family finances. A financial payout is essential to help people to continue to make ends meet ...
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When you ask Discount Mortgages for a quote on life insurance, why not also think about asking for a quote on critical illness cover insurance which could also be given at very little or no additional cost to you. This cover alongside your life insurance would pay you a lump sum if you are advised that you have a critical illness by your Doctor. Critical illness cover is normally only allowed along with life assurance cover, this is usually known as life and critical illness cover.. If you are unfortunately told that you have a critical illness and your cover pays out you may wish to use the money to help with medical bills, living expenses etc and the payout from your insurance cover is also be tax free. Critical illness may be classed as heart attacks and kidney problems, cancer, strokes etc. The exact definition will be illustrated to you prior to cover being taken out.. Critical illness cover is different from Income protection insurance. This is when you have not been able to work for a set ...
View Notes - Critical illness polyneuropathy-1 from STEP 1 at Montgomery College. Critical illness polyneuropathy Critical illness polyneuropathy From = Critical care medicine 2002 ,8 , 302-310
Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness(ICUAW) encompasses a spectrum of disorders characterized by generalized weakness developing after the onset of critical illness. Pediatric data on the incidence of ICUAW is restricted to isolated case reports and case series of no more than five children. Critical illness polyneuropathy is characterized by reduction in compound motor action potential or sensory nerve action potential or both with preserved conduction velocity on electrophysiological studies. These findings can occur very early prior to the onset of clinical features. Given the dearth of data in children on the subject, this study has been planned to evaluate the incidence of critical illness associated polyneuropathy /myopathy in severely sick children admitted ...
According to the latest report published by Credence Research, Inc. "Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Market - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017-2025," the global continuous renal replacement therapy market was valued at US$ 856.2 Mn in 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 1,653.8 Mn by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 7.47% from 2017 to 2025.. Browse the full report Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Market - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017-2025 at http://www.credenceresearch.com/report/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-market. Market Insights Acute dialysis-dependent renal failure is a common issue in ICU patients. Despite significant improvement in patient care in ICUs, the mortality arising from acute renal failure in ICU remains at over 50%. Over the past 20 years, significant improvement has taken place in the field of hemodialysis and the approach to the treatment of acute renal failure has underwent transformation. Use of novel, user ...
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Metformin has been widely used as a first-line agent to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lactic acidosis is a rare but serious adverse effect in patients treated with metformin. Recent studies noted a correlation between metformin accumulation and lactic acidosis. Continuous renal replacement therapy for the treatment of metformin-associated lactic acidosis has been documented in some case reports; however, there is currently no specific treatment for metformin-associated lactic acidosis. A 70-year-old Japanese woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus presented to an emergency room with metformin-associated lactic acidosis. She was found to be hypotensive and laboratory examinations revealed severe lactic acidosis: pH 6.618, partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood 17.3 mmHg, bicarbonate 1.7 mmol/L, and lactate 18 mmol/L. Severe acidemia persisted despite supportive care including intravenously administered fluids, sodium bicarbonate, antibiotics, and vasopressors. Continuous renal replacement
Background and aims. Approximately 20% of acute pancreatitis progresses to a severe form characterised by multiple extrapancreatic organ dysfunction. Elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), a frequent finding in these patients, further adds to the mortality. Currently used prognostication indices have their own set of limitations. We evaluated IAP at intensive care unit (ICU) admission as a predictor of mortality in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Methods. A retrospective analysis of 50 patients with SAP admitted to the ICU of a tertiary-care Indian institute over a period of 3 years was done. Data relating to demographic profile, cause of pancreatitis, ICU admission, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, IAP, interventions instituted and mortality were analysed. Results. Biliary stones (38%) were the most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Survivors differed from non-survivors with respect to organ failure, APACHE II
This study aimed to investigate whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) and need for acute renal replacement therapy (RRT) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). We analysed prospectively collected data for patients admitted to the ICU between June and December 2010 for non-cardiac reasons. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes creatinine criteria were applied to identify patients with AKI including those who received acute RRT. Severity of illness was determined by the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score and the Serial Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score. Regression analyses were performed to assess the association between cTnT, cTnI and NT-proBNP concentrations on the first day of ICU stay, maximum AKI stages and need for acute RRT. Sensitivity analysis was performed in which patients who developed a myocardial

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  • 50% of patients in major medical and surgical critical care units **The systemic inflammatory response syndrome(SIRS) is strongly associated with CIP and, among the multiorgan failure often seen in SIRS, CIP is thought to represent a neurologic manifestation of SIRS. (coursehero.com)
  • With over 500 thousand critical illness policies sold in 2017 (SwissRe's Term & Health Watch 2018) it's more important than ever for financial advisers to be comfortable that they recommend the most suitable product to their clients. (brighttalk.com)
  • For example, in the UK the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has issued a Statement of Best Practise which includes a number of standard definitions for common critical illnesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this type of product design, some insurers may choose to structure the product to repay a portion of the outstanding mortgage debt on the contracting of a critical illness, whilst the full outstanding mortgage debt would be repaid on the death of the policyholder. (wikipedia.org)
  • Family Accommodation Benefit - Pays an amount of £100 (£1,000 maximum) for every night a child spends in hospital in the 3 months following diagnosis of the critical illness covered. (nationwide.co.uk)
  • If you are covered by Critical Illness or Accident Insurance, you are also eligible for the Wellness Benefit. (alpa.org)
  • This benefit is designed to encourage maintaining a healthy lifestyle by screening for a range of potential illnesses and diseases. (alpa.org)
  • Did you know that during apprentices' first year of membership, the ALPA VEBA Trust sponsors Critical Illness Insurance coverage up to a $10,000 maximum critical illness benefit, at no cost to you? (alpa.org)
  • Critical illness insurance provides you with a full or partial benefit* for a variety of covered conditions. (sunlife.com)
  • Insurance companies today compete to provide the widest selection of illnesses, with some products now covering more than 175 diseases and conditions. (rgare.com)
  • If you are diagnosed with one of the specified critical illnesses during the length of the plan. (nationwide.co.uk)
  • A wide range of critical illnesses are covered by the plan. (nationwide.co.uk)
  • Critical illness insurance is available as individual coverage, through an employer's group plan and even as a rider on some life insurance policies. (bankrate.com)
  • If you leave the district, your critical illness plan is convertible. (houstonisd.org)
  • Note to employees covered or considering coverage under Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) established in connection with a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP): Based on the limited available regulatory guidance, Sun Life believes its "Critical Illness insurance" is appropriate for use with an HSA and may be purchased when the employee and/or his or her family members are covered under an HDHP. (sunlife.com)
  • now, for some patients, it can be considered a chronic illness with little impact on. (genre.com)
  • The symptom burden of chronic critical illness. (nih.gov)
  • To assess self-reported symptom burden of chronic critical illness. (nih.gov)
  • Physical and psychological symptom distress is common and severe among patients receiving treatment for chronic critical illness. (nih.gov)
  • How will we respond to chronic critical illness? (nih.gov)
  • Our center is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Thrive Initiative , an international network of clinics that seeks to improve patient and family support after critical illness. (nationaljewish.org)
  • On top of this, you may not be covered for certain illnesses which either you or a member of your family has had before . (citizensadvice.org.uk)
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance products are issued by ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), a member of the Voya® family of companies. (alpa.org)
  • While critical illnesses are always unexpected, they don't have to be financially devastating. (metlife.com)
  • Being diagnosed with a critical illness can be devastating, both personally and financially. (voya.com)
  • This insurance can provide financial protection to the policyholder or their dependents on the repayment of a mortgage due to the policyholder contracting a critical illness condition or on the death of the policyholder. (wikipedia.org)
  • 5 MetLife Accident and Critical Illness Impact Study, October 2013. (metlife.com)
  • Benefits paid by Aflac (if any) will depend on the severity of the accident or illness, the physician diagnosis, and the treatment received. (aflac.com)
  • It may state that the diagnosis need be made by a physician who specialises in that illness or condition, or it may name specific tests, e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some families spend as much as $14,444 or more during a time of a critical illness and recovery. (metlife.com)
  • Critical Illness Insurance from Pacific Blue Cross is a one-time, tax free payout so you can concentrate on making a full recovery, rather than how much money is in your bank account. (bluecross.ca)
  • A wide variety of acute illnesses can cause or be accompanied by hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia (1-4) . (springer.com)
  • If you or one of your covered dependents is diagnosed with a covered critical illness or has had a covered health screening, complete the claim form or call 800-433-3036. (houstonisd.org)
  • Sun Life's Critical Illness insurance gives you a check for a pre-determined amount once your claim for a covered condition is approved. (sunlife.com)
  • If you were diagnosed with a critical illness or condition, think about how long you could realistically afford to live off your savings, and how that could affect your overall lifestyle. (investorsgroup.com)