Latest Articles in ICU
The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly prevalent in critically ill patients, and is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term complications that extend beyond the acute phase (Pickkers et al. 2017). AKI is defined and classified by an increase in seruRead more
Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2016 Guidelines Released
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) (survivingsepsis.org), has released its 2016 guidelines for the management of sepsis and septic shock. The document, published simultaneously in Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, is an update to the 2012 SSC guidelines. The recommendations in theRead more
Precision Medicine in Sepsis
Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for sepsis argue for a new approach. While precision medicine has been successfully implemented in other fields, testing it in sepsis poses challenges, which this review will discuss, along with potential implementation strategies.SeRead more
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is increasing worldwide and has been acknowledged as one of the major threats to healthcare by the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization (World Health Organization 2014). Intensive care unit (ICU) patients seem to be particularly susceptible for acqRead more
Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist
What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director why they should hire human factors specialists? Human Factors (HF) is the study of how people interact physically and psychologically with their environment—this includes the products, tools, procedures and processes they intRead more
Professorial Clinical Units
Advancing Research in the Intensive Care Unit via the Integration of a Nursing ProfessorAdvances in healthcare and management strategies for the critically ill patient continue to evolve at a rate that can become challenging for individual clinicians to keep abreast. It is crucial that medical, nursRead more
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Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality and Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Pronovost is a leading authority onRead more
elisa 800 VIT – Bedside VALI and VILI Detection
Mechanical ventilation has become the established standard therapy for acute respiratory failure in modern intensive-care medicine. Although intensive-care ventilation frequently represents the only option to ensure sufficient pulmonary gas exchange and adequate tissue oxygenation, ventilation therRead more
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