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Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?
Dennis Begos , MD, FACS, FACRS Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova Biomedical Magnesium in the Human Body Magnesium (Mg) is the 4th most abundant cation in the human body. The majority of it is found intracellularly, more than half in bone, about a thRead more
Intensive Care Ventilators - A Primary Option For Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In The ICU
Summary & recommendations regarding ventilators Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health OrganizaRead more
Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management
ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the imRead more
The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients
ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions. Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables cliRead more
Infection Control for Ventilators in the Battle against COVID-19
The Current Situation and Challenge of COVID-19 Over 170,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 90,000. On March 11th, WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. No doubt that mechanical ventilatRead more
Respiratory Support Strategies For Severe COVID-19
At this moment, over 100,000 people has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 25,000. Countries like Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran have reported thousands of COVID-19 cases. AS the World Health Organization warned thatRead more
SV300 Ventilator: A Warrior in the Battle against COVID-19
When people were embracing the New Millennium in 2000, none of us would have expected that humans would be plagued by several rounds of worldwide SARI outbreaks (i.e. Severe Acute Respiratory Infections) in the next two decades, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East ResRead more
How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony
Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inRead more
UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control careRead more
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Spotlight on Sepsis
In 2015, UPMC a global multi-hospital system that has over 40 hospitals and 85,000 employees, began a new sepsis initiative to increase the speed of identification and treatment of sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is a major cause of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. It’sRead more
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