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 Blickman, Johan (Hans) G.

Prof. Hans Blickman

Prof. Blickman is Vice Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences at the University...

 Agger Ganassi, Simona

Health and Climate Changes: The importance of the Role of the Health Sector

The Challenge of Our Times Recent years have seen an increasing awareness...

Dr Cecconi, Maurizio

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) is a therapeutic strategy based on...

 Nefiodow, Leo A.

Health: The Economic Growth Engine of the 21st Century

Is there a correlation between health and economic growth? Can the healthcare...

Prof. Takala, Jukka

35 Years of ISICEM

Prof. Antonio Artigas Director, Critical Care Centre, Sabadell Hospital,...

Dr. Wimmers, Heidi

Why is Drug Traceability Important in a Hospital?

Implementation at Hospital Alemán in ArgentinaThe acute condition of hospital...

ICU and Emergency
copper vs. respiratory viruses

Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle... Read more

MyICU app

MyICU App Introduced

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better engage... Read more

ICU delirium - a serious yet understudied issue

Study: Patients' Experiences of Delirium

Up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit experience delirium and this can have a profound and lasting impact on them, according... Read more

My name is Snoopy!

Dr. Ron Sanderson with the Hamilton Medical ventilator Snoopy, aka GALILEO.A story about the special relationship between respiratory therapists... Read more

blood transfusion

Massive Blood Transfusion - Lessons from the Military

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according... Read more

London Acute Kidney Injury Network

Protocol for Identifying Patients at Risk of AKI

A new streamlined approach for early detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) has reduced mortality rates by 23 percent and hospital... Read more

Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael

Apgar Score May Relate to Mother's Risk of Critical Illness

While the Apgar score assesses a baby's condition at birth, this metric may also be a useful tool for predicting whether a mother will become... Read more


Accurately Setting PEEP with Transpulmonary Pressure

Choose an optimal PEEP setting with the help of the transpulmonary pressure measurement on our high-end ventilators, HAMILTON-G5 and HAMILTON-S1.  Acute... Read more

new biosensor and app designed to monitor the results

Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital... Read more

chest x-ray close-up

Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount... Read more

monitoring equipment surrounds a patient in the ICU

Johns Hopkins Partners with IT Giant on ICU Devices

A new collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft plans to develop an IT solution that will enhance interoperability... Read more

emergency room

Study: ED-ICU Collaboration Reduced Sepsis Mortality, Costs

Close collaboration between the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU) and standardised ICU admission criteria for patients... Read more

improving quality of sleep in the ICU

Sleep in the ICU: Cochrane Review of Non-Drug Interventions

A systematic review finds no clear evidence on the effectiveness of different non-pharmacological interventions — including noise reduction,... Read more

intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP)

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in TBI: Consensus Statements

Seven consensus statements from a panel of leading international experts in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) provide a clear... Read more

impact of EHRs on quality of care

EHR and ICU Quality Improvement: Some Successes

A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that implementation of electronic health records (EHR) at a large tertiary hospital resulted... Read more

neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

MSSA More Common than MRSA in NICUs

New research reveals that invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more... Read more

Jean-Louis Vincent presenting at ESICM 2015 congress

ESICM 2015: Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: A Symbiotic Relationship?

Critical care does not only happen in the ICU, but how can emergency medicine and intensive care medicine work optimally together? Several models... Read more

Image 1: Graphic of statistics chart; Image 2: Florence Nightingale Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army in the ast

ESICM 2015: Ready for Your Close Up? Public Data Disclosure

Intensivists need to prepare for compulsory reporting of public data, says Andrew Rhodes, London. It’s happened in surgery (see UK example),... Read more

ESICM Congress notice board

ESICM 2015: Implementing Guidelines: How Can We Get Better?

Implementing change in the ICU is not easy, but change management, managed implementation of checklists and bundles and electronic records are... Read more

Patient transport ambulance

ESICM 2015: Transporting the ICU Patient - Be Risk Aware

Checklists and training are essential when transporting the ICU patient, according to Andreas Valentin, Vienna, speaking at the European Society... Read more

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