Latest Articles in ICU
New member welcomed to Editorial Board
CU Management and Practice Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent is delighted to announce that Dr. Francesca Rubulotta has joined the Editorial Board. Dr. Rubulotta is Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St Mary’Read more
Worldwide there is still much variation in type and duration of intensive care medicine training programmes (Amin et al. 2016). What is clear is that training programmes need to cover the ‘basics’ as well as adapt to accommodate new skills, such as pointof- care ultrasound. Education and training foRead more
The role of autophagy in the metabolism and outcomes after surgery
Increasing evidence implicates autophagy as repair process crucial for recovery from critical illness-induced vital organ failure and muscle weakness. This article summarises recent evidence and highlights potential implications for therapy. Progress in intensive care medicine has resulted inRead more
Fast-track surgery: a multidisciplinary collaboration
Prof. Henrik Kehlet reflects on the progress of fast-track surgery and the need for multidisciplinary teamwork in optimising perioperative care. You are the “father” of fast-track surgery. What motivated you to develop this concept? It all started when I was a young surgeon and had to pRead more
Innovations in monitoring: from smartphones to wearables
This article describes recent advances and perspectives in cardiorespiratory monitoring for surgical patients, from prehabilitation to rehabilitation, from smartphones to wearable sensors. There are over 320 million inpatient surgical procedures worldwide (Weiser et al. 2015). We learnt fromRead more
Optimising nutrition for recovery after ICU
Optimising nutrition and metabolism post-ICU for recovery of functional lean body mass and quality of life. In-hospital mortality following intensive care unit (ICU) care has consistently declined in recent years (Kaukonen et al. 2014). However, these data reveal many of these ICU “survivors”Read more
Treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy with factor concentrates
RETIC study Presents results of the RETIC study that compared treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy using coagulation factor concentrates or fresh frozen plasma. Background Trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) represents a clinical picture resulting from severity of injury, hypopeRead more
Current challenges in paediatric sedation
Report of the Primex Pharmaceuticals Symposium, Euroanaesthesia 2017, Geneva, Switzerland, 4 June 2017 Current treatment options and challenges - Dr. K. Becke Background An increasing number of diagnostic and treatment procedures are performed outside the operating room. Without sRead more
Haemodynamic monitoring: stuff we never talk about
In order to make haemodynamic monitoring clinically successful it seems mandatory to have a comprehensive view on the incorporation of the measured variables in a team-adapted strategy. Over the last decades the evolution of haemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients has not been uneqRead more
Enabling machine learning in critical care
Critical care units are home to some of the most sophisticated patient technology within hospitals. In parallel, the field of machine learning is advancing rapidly and increasingly touching our lives. To facilitate the adoption of machine learning approaches in critical care, we must become better aRead more
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