Editorial

We are delighted to once again welcome you to the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels, Belgium. As our 31st, I am reminded that every year that passes marks another step forward in our evolution as a field. As patients in the intensive care unit often require support for airway and respiratory compromise, it is fitting that not only does this issue of ICU Management...

Viewpoints

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Derek C. Angus is also Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. Dr. Angus is also the director of the Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) centre at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Angus took some...

Research News

Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates. Calculations based on data from the Hospital Infection Surveillance System (Krankenhaus-Infektions-Surveillance- System, KISS) showed an incidence of almost 60,000 newly acquired infections per year in intensive care units in Germany. This is the conclusion reached by Christine...

EU News

Reports on E-Health Stretegies and Implemantations in 30 Countries in Europe Now AvailableSince the publication of the European Commission's (EC) eHealth Action Plan in 2004, eHealth has gained significant momentum across Europe. "European countries on their journey towards national eHealth infrastructures - evidence of progress and recommendations for cooperative actions" is the title of a just released...

Cover Story

AuthorGavin G. Lavery, MD, FFARCSI, FJFICMIICU Consultant Regional Intensive Care UnitRoyal Hospitals; and Clinical DirectorHSC Safety Forum Public Health AgencyBelfast, Northern [email protected] Blackwood, PhD, M.ScLecturerSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University BelfastBelfast, Northern IrelandAlthough mechanical ventilation (MV) provides physiological...

AuthorNancy Njoroge Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit, Western General Hospital Edinburgh, Scotland [email protected]   Fiona Paul Lecturer School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland   The role of oral hygiene in maintaining the health and wellbeing of mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care is evident. Patients in intensive care have complicated

Advances in Mechanical Ventilation

AuthorsTechnical Aspects Marcelo Gama de Abreu, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany [email protected]   Patricia R.M. Rocco, MD, PhD Laboratory of Pulmonary Investigation, Carlos Chagas Filho Biophy...

Series

Many studies, some already published a long time ago, have reported that hyperglycaemia (Dungan et al. 2009), or “dysglycaemia” (Smith et al. 2010) as some prefer, is an independent prognostic marker in acutely ill patients. For example, after cardiac surgery, glycaemia above 180 mg/dl, implying poor glucose control, was consistently and independently associated with an increased rate of postoperative...

AuthorOlivier Joannes-Boyau, MDAnaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department IIUniversity Hospital of Bordeaux, University of Bordeaux 2Pessac, [email protected] M. Honoré, MDICU Head of Clinics, Universitair Ziekenhis BrusselVrije Universitieit Brussel (VUB)Brussels, BelgiumRenal replacement therapy (RRT) is now widely used within intensive care units (ICU) but despite...

AuthorsChadwick P. Smith, MD, FACSFellowDepartment of Surgical Education, Orlando Regional Medical CenterOrlando, Florida, [email protected] L. Cheatham, MD, FACS, FCCMDirectorDepartment of Surgical Education, Orlando Regional Medical CenterOrlando, Florida, [email protected] management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome...

Matrix

AuthorsStijn Blot, PhDGeneral Internal Medicine & Infectious DiseasesGhent University Hospital;Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Ghent University, [email protected] Vandijck, PhDGeneral Internal Medicine & Infectious DiseasesGhent University Hospital; Dept. of Health EconomicsFaculty of Medicine & Health SciencesGhent University, BelgiumDirk Vogelaers, PhDGen

Interview

AuthorNataliaMarczewskaEditorial AssistantICU ManagementProviding healthcare for just under 9.5 million people (www.scb.se), the Swedish national healthcare system is regularly ranked as one of the best in the world and continues to improve through innovative solutions and investment in the latest technology. Health in Sweden Sweden boasts high life expectancy rates – 79 years for men and 83 years...

AuthorAmir Khorram-Manesh,MD,PhDMedical and Research Advisor,Prehospital and Disaster Medicine CentreGothenburg, [email protected] Ortenwall, MD , PhDMedical Director, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine CentreGothenburg, [email protected] incidents can be mitigated and managed through planning, training and effective coordination of available resources. These...


No comment


Please login to leave a comment...

Highlighted Products