Latest Articles in ICU
Managing the abdomen and its complications in the intensive care unit is the subject of our Cover Story. First, Jan de Waele considers the data on new antibiotics for complicated intra-abdominal infections. While these, singly and in combination, show promise, he cautions that recent studiesRead more
Three Criteria Can Identify Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Patients for Potential Organ Donation
Three objective criteria could identify out-of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with zero chance of survival, who can be considered for organ donation. Prof. Xavier Jouven, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Paris, and colleagues, analysed data from two registries and a clinicalRead more
Study: Vasopressin vs. Norepinephrine in Septic Shock
A multicentre trial investigating early use of vasopressin compared to norepinephrine to treat septic shock found no reduction in the number of kidney failure-free days. The results of the VAsopressin vs. Noradrenaline as Initial therapy in Septic sHock (VANISH) trial are published in JAMA (GRead more
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Recently a number of new antibiotics or combinations for complicated intra-abdominal infections have been introduced. Here we review the currently available data of these new drugs and discuss how they can be used in critically ill patients with complicated intraabdominal infections. CompRead more
Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?
The enteral route is commonly accepted as the first choice for providing nutrition to patients in the ICU with stable haemodynamics and a functional gastrointestinal (GI) tract. However, there is wide uncertainty regarding safe enteral nutrition in patients with critical pathology in the abdomenRead more
Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure
Most patients with liver cirrhosis remain in a compensated stage for more than 10 years, regardless of the aetiology of the liver disease. The progression to decompensated cirrhosis is defined by the occurrence of a major complication such as ascites, variceal bleeding and/or hepatic encephalRead more
Update on Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
Knowledge of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is crucial for successful treatment of critically ill patients, whether medical or surgical, young or old (Kirkpatrick et al. 2013). Today we understand that IAH and ACS are frequent causes of increased morbiditRead more
POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department
Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has shown significant benefits in patient management. A proper governance policy will ensure credible, effective and safe practice. Emergency Department (ED) practices have evolved, modified and developed pathways over the yearRead more
Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract
A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? Candida spp. is the most common cause of intensive care unit (ICU) invasive fungal infections worldwide.The isolation of Candida spp. from respiratory tract secretions of non-immunocompromised, mechanically ventilated patients vRead more
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
Features The SynoVent E5 is the ventilator you need with the interface you want. It does not only include advanced ventilator functionality for patients ranging from infant to adult, but also a modern, easy-to-use interface. The display can be configured...
Features The SynoVent E3 does not only include advanced ventilator functionality but also a modern, easy to use interface. The display can be configured to suit each clinician’s taste and needs, and gives quick and easy control over ventilator parameters...
Medos hemofilters pro are used for efficient and gentle hemofiltration during extracorporal circulation.Medos hemofilters pro do not need to be pre-flushed and can be used immediately. This guarantees a safe and quick hemofiltration.
FeaturesSV 300 is a state-of-the-art ventilator that’s simple to configure, easy to operate and versatile in use. It equips with extensive ventilation modes that can treats pediatric and adult patients with all acuity levels at ICUs and Intermediate Care.With...