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COVID -19 Challenges
C oronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread. While nations that were hit early are now seeing a flattening of the curve from mitigation strategies, countries that have been hit more recently continue to suffer. It is true that the majority of the population experiences mild symptoms of thRead more
Challenges and Management in Italy and Lessons Learned
Prof. Maurizio Cecconi is the President-Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is also the Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Istituto Clinico Humanitas and a full professor of Anaesthesia and ICU at the Humanitas University. Prof. Cecconi haRead more
From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration
Clinicians are faced with a serious disease with no effective therapy. Several options are being considered to treat COVID-19, but how promising are these drugs? A number of colleagues and friends from outside the hospital have asked me whether they should take hydroxychloroquiRead more
Adaptive Strategies for Intensive Care During the Spread of COVID-19: The Brussels Experience
Structured interventions and bottom-up initiatives at a tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Brussels, Belgium . Introduction Optimisation of medical response to no-notice events has been an important focus of research in the field of disaster medicine (Debacker et al. 2016). HoRead more
Tracheal Intubation in the ICU
Making tracheal intubation safe for both patients and their health care providers. Introduction COVID-19 is a newly recognised viral infection which first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. It is caused by a novel Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus-2. FoRead more
An Adaptive Response to COVID-19
John Nosta is the founder of NostaLab, a digital health think tank. He is regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in digital health. He's also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and a technology expert for the WHO. John is a contrarian with a sharp focus on thRead more
Ultrasound in Times of COVID-19
The potential clinical utility of ultrasound modalities in the COVID-19 patient, the limitations, evidence base and governance over point of care ultrasound images during a pandemic and a discussion on whether the hype surrounding Lung Ultrasound (LUS) is justified. IntroductionRead more
The Calm Before the Storm
Preparing intensive care capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) has wrought havoc on hospitals throughout the world. As of 25th ApRead more
Personal Experience With Severe COVID-19 After 66 days in Wuhan
COVID-2019 has become a worldwide pandemic. After working in Wuhan as intensive care physicians for 2 months, we have gained significant experience and would like to share our experience about daily care and supportive therapies for severe COVID-19 patients with our colleagues all over the worldRead more
Intended to establish emergency airway access when endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits Airway access is achieved by using the Seldinger technique via the cricothyroid membrane. The uncuffed airway...
Features SV 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...
Intended for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The blunt tip of the catheter is atraumatic to internal structures. The lumen and distal sideports are designed to deliver oxygen. The centimetre...
Intended for emergency airway access when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits The catheter is coil reinforced to prevent kinking. Emergency Transtracheal Airway Catheter procedural...
Standardized extracorporeal tubing sets for short-term use • Standardized extracorporeal tubing set • Available in three different sizes (for infants, pediatrics and adults) • Approved for 6 hours of use • Rheoparin coating, the established Medos heparin...