Study Uncovers Genetic Evidence: Sepsis Caused by Single Bacteria

A recent study undertaken by an international team of academics and published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, has investigated the causes that turn localised infections into the life-threatening systematic disease sepsis, and has found genetic evidence pointing at one single bacteria as the cause.This is the first time that such as discovery has been made through examination, in mice, of t

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Sepsis Study: Same Survival Rate Regardless of Treatment Method

Comparing three treatment methods shows same survival rateAccording to a five-year clinical study named ProCESS, for Protocolised Care for Early Septic Shock, and published online on March 18, 2014, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the survival rate for patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether they received treatment based on specific protocols or the usual high-level s

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Critical Illness Survivors at Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses, Increased Medication Use

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation had a higher prevalence of prior psychiatric diagnoses and an increased risk of a new psychiatric diagnosis and medication use.As medical care advancements lead to a larger number of critical illness survivors, these patients are exposed

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Study: Decrease in Risk of Death Among ICU Patients With Severe Sepsis

According to an Australian/New Zealand study, released early in JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, it appears that during the years 2000 to 2012, a reduction in the risk of death for critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis or septic shock was registered. This finding was linked to changes in the plans of pati

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ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk AssessmentMillions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat. An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) in Br

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ISICEM 2014: B. Braun Satellite Symposium

B. Braun Space GlucoseControlFrom Measurement to Management of Blood GlucoseB. Braun Satellite Symposium ISICEM 2014Wednesday, 19 March 2014 • 18:15 - 19:45 h • Copper HallChairman: M.D. Ph.D. Jean-Charles Preiser (Belgium)The relevance of blood glucose management in the critically ill – A latest insight into the benefits with SGC in daily ICU routineProf. Dr. med. Björn Ellger (Germany)Clini

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ISICEM 2014: Raising Standards of Care in Glucose Management

Edwards Lunch SymposiumThursday, March 2012.30–13.30Arc Room (level 3)Improving glycemic control with continuous glucose monitoringChair : A. Rhodes (London, England)Association between glucose levels and patient outcomes –analysis of a large patient datasetA.Rhodes (London, England)Continuous glucosemonitoring in ICU patients –an accuracy study of theGlucoClear systemL. Foubert (Aalst, Belgium)CG

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ISICEM 2014: The Root of Better Care

Root™ is an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to transform patient care from the operating theater to the general ward through a powerful combination of the following high-impact innovations:Radical-7® Instant interpretation of Masimo’s breakthrough rainbow® and SET® measurements via Root’s intuitive navigation and high-visibility, touchscreen displayMOC-9™ Flexible m

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ISICEM 2014: Maquet and Swisstom Announce Distribution Partnership for Western Europe

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2Acute Lung Injury is still a leading cause of death for intensive care patients. Swisstom BB2 was especially developed to continuously monitor lung function of ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. It offers direct visualisation of lung aeration at the bedside

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ICU Practice Bundle Achieves Delirium, Ventilation Time Reduction

According to a recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative and published earlier this year on the website of the journal Critical Care Medicine, the implementation of a set of ICU practices aimed at encouraging patient’s mobility and decrease sedation can effectively reduce delirium and the necessity for a ventilator.The increase

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