Latest Articles in ICU
Prolonged Intubation and Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Survivors
Consequences and Recovery of Laryngeal Function Intubation and tracheostomy as a result of COVID-19 critical illness may result in laryngeal dysfunction, which can lead to serious consequences. This article provides assessment and rehabilitation recommendations for those working with criticallyRead more
COVID-19, Corticosteroids and the Road to Enlightenment
The use of corticosteroids for respiratory diseases has been a matter of discussion. Here, we present recent evidence of corticosteroids benefits for COVID-19, including improvements in mortality and ventilator-free days. M ore than six months riding treacherous waves in the COVID-19Read more
Innovations in ICU Expansion Solutions: From Tents to Modified Shipping Container Mobile Pods
This article discusses the 2020 innovations in ICU surge capacity, their benefits and challenges and how they may prevent or delay the need to enact triage criteria /decision-making in pandemic and mass casualty situations. Introduction Even though governments in many countries haveRead more
Why Intensivists Should Participate in Home Ventilation Teams
A historical review of the birth of intensive care medicine and home mechanical ventilation; and an opinion piece on the merits of intensivists participating in home ventilation care teams. T he world is currently reeling from the ravages of COVID-19. It is still too early to know hoRead more
Treatment of Catecholamine Refractory Hypotension in Septic Shock: Beyond First Line Vasopressor
Hypotension during septic shock is a strong indicator of patient outcome and mortality. Arginine vasopressin is a naturally produced human hormone with vasoconstriction effect via V1 receptor activation and a short 5-20 minutes half-life and is recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelinRead more
Biomarkers and Their Impact in ICU Patient Outcomes
The laboratory plays a critical role in ensuring optimal outcomes for ICU patients. Several biomarkers are valuable in this context and can help clinicians achieve improved patient outcomes and decreased expenses for healthcare. I mproving both in-ICU and post-ICU clinical outcomes oRead more
The Seraph® 100: Evidence and Perspectives
An overview of the clinical application and future perspective of the Seraph® 100 haemoperfusion in critically ill patients with sepsis. Background Over the last few decades, sepsis has been spreading worldwide to such an extent that it has been declared global health priority by theRead more
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - Patients and Families Need to Know They are Not Alone
In this article, we aim to summarise the current management of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome – Family (PICS-F), understanding the need for continuum assessment and support throughout critical disease. Illustrating PICS People who have been admRead more
The Post-ICU Patient - Management of Long-Term Impairments After Critical Illness
Survivors of critical illness and their caregivers frequently face long-term impairments of cognition, mental health, mobility and beyond, which demand for a patient-centred transition management and well-coordinated, outpatient post-ICU care. Introduction In recent years, the post-IRead more
Nutrition in the Post ICU Period: Where is the Evidence?
This article summarises the current nutrition evidence in the phase of recovery that occurs following critical illness. Introduction It is plausible that the importance of nutrition may differ across different phases of illness. Reflecting this, the most recently updated clinical nutriRead more
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Extracorporeal organ support for enhanced patient well-being Dedicated technology combines both heart and lung support in one single platform – a platform that is universally usable, individual, safe, and compatible with applications of our parent...
ExThera’s proprietary Seraph 100 Microbind Affinity Blood Filter (Seraph 100) is a first-of-its kind, CE Marked, technology designed to reduce bloodborne pathogens during bloodstream infections. Validated in preclinical studies and in a clinical trial...
Intended for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The blunt, soft, and flexible tip of the catheter is atraumatic to internal structures. The distal section of the catheter is flexible. The extra-firm...
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