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One needn't have a medical license or years of training as a clinician to understand the simple importance of nutrition. There are numerous clichés that embody this very sentiment ("An apple a day keeps the doctor away..."; "Chicken soup will heal what ails you...") What is commonly accepted is that proper nutrition can not only guard against ailments, but aid in the rebuilding of muscle, and help...

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The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is presently in the process of revising its guidelines on CPR, the last set of which were published in 2005. This important topic was covered at an interactive Round Table session during the 30th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency medicine. Five experts in the field of resuscitative medicine who are actively involved...

Covidien announced that a new in vivo study concluded that the Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube provided significant protection from microaspiration and lung damage compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube. The findings were presented at the annual International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), in Brussels. The study - Do Endotracheal Tubes Prevent...

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AuthorRobert G Martindale MD, PhDProfessor and Chief, Division of General SurgeryOregon Health & Science UniversityPortland, Oregon, [email protected] or Fantasy?Nutritional delivery in the critically ill population has radically evolved in the past 15 years from the concept of nutrition delivery to prevent malnutrition to the concept of nutrition therapy as a crucial element in maintaining vital...

AuthorVictor Manuel Sanchez Nava, MDPresidentMexican Society Critical Care, President Educational Comite FELANPEAcademic Director Critical Care Speciality ITESMMonterrey, Nuevo Leon, [email protected] During the last two decades, nutritional support has been recognised as a vital component in the management of critically ill patients. Nutrition supplies vital cells substrates,...

AuthorMichael J. Hiesmayr, MD, PhD Head Division of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Vienna General Hospital—Medical University of Vienna; International Coordinator ICU nutritionDay project, and Chairman Austrian Society of Clinical Nutrition (AKE) Vienna, Austria [email protected]   Obese patients are a large and growing group in the ICU. Obese patients face a nu...

AuthorAdriana Garduño Alanís, MSc Nutritionist Hospital Materno Perinatal “Mónica Pretelini", Instituto de Salud del Estado de México, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Autónoma, del Estado de Mexico, Mexico [email protected] Pamela Montserrat Nava Díaz Nutritionist Hospital Materno Perinatal “Mónica Pretelini", Instituto de Salud del Estado de, Mexico Gil...

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AuthorGilberto Felipe Vazquez de Anda, MD, PhD Head Critical Care Robotics Department Hospital Materno Perinatal “Mónica Pretelini” Instituto de Salud del Estado de México, and Professor Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico [email protected]   Ángela Montenegro Cárdenas Bacteriolgist Fellowship in Molecular Biology at...

AuthorAlfredo E. Rodrigues, Prof. Director Cardiovascular Research Centre (CECI) Head Cardiac Unit Otamendi Hospital, Postgraduate Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina [email protected] With the introduction of DES technology, a reduction in coronary restenosis rates was supposed to improve the incidence of myocardial infarction and mortality at least in more complex...

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AuthorDr. Josef Düllings CEO St. Vincenz-Hospital GmbH Paderborn, Germany [email protected] The Federal Minister of Health, Philipp Rösler (Free Democrats), is a federal. This is a good precondition for understanding the complexities of the healthcare system and for appropriate decision making. It is, however, not only the federal minister who influences the development of the health system,...

AuthorKatja E.Wartenberg, MD,PhD, Co-Director Neurointensive Care Unit Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg Wittenberg, Germany, and Chair International Committee of the Neurocritical Care Society Neurocritical care is an evolving subspecialty of neurology, anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and neurosurgery that is still in the process of development. Its focus is the care for patients...

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AuthorsGernot Marx, MD Department of Intensive Care Medicine University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen Aachen, Germany [email protected] Peter Asché Managing Director University Hospital Aachen, RWTH  Aachen Aachen, Germany [email protected]   The focus of our review is to describe the recent developments in the structure of the intensive care at the University Hospital Aachen (Universit

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Professor Paolo Pelosi is Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Born in 1963 in Milan (Italy), he graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialised in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of Milan. He works both in clinical and research fields related to different areas of Anaesthesiology. And he is deeply involved in national and international...


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