ICU and Emergency

Mechanical ventilation journey continues - an expert look

While mechanical ventilation is widely used and has improved greatly since first used in the 1950s, there is still room for improvement, according... Read more

Diaphragm and lung ultrasound for weaning prediction

Deciding the optimal timing for extubation in mechanically ventilated patients can be challenging, and traditional weaning predictor tools are... Read more

USA sepsis incidence and trends measurement, clinical data best

On World Sepsis Day, 13 September, JAMA has published new research into the incidence of sepsis in the United States. The challenges of tackling... Read more

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Is there a ‘weekend effect’ for ICU mortality?

The risk of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU) is higher for patients admitted at the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study... Read more

ICU Patients: Impact of Nutritional Support on Outcomes

Survivorship is at the forefront of critical care research, hence it is imperative that nutrition studies carefully consider biological mechanisms... Read more

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Reliable hygiene is currently a topic that shapes every aspect of our daily lives. More than ever before, the successful fight against dangerous viruses and multi-resistant germs in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is particularly important. High occupancy rates and resulting staff shortages are amplifying the challenge. However, hospital... Read more

Expert Interview with Prof Shirish Prayag, Director, Critical Care Medicine at Prayag Hospital Shree Medical Foundation and Editorial Board Member, ICU Management and Practice. What is the current state of COVID-19 in India? The current state is really devastating. We are facing a tsunami - not just a wave of patients - but a tsunami, really.... Read more

Over the past few years, inspired by landmark publications, 1,2,3 demonstrating the feasibility, safety and clinical value of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) performed by emergency physicians (EPs), a number of U.S. hospitals have established TEE programmes based in their emergency departments (EDs). In 2017, the American College of Emergency... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more

ICU Management

Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?

2021 11 Feb

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 third in muscle, and the remaining in soft tissue and... Read more

ICU Management

Intensive Care Ventilators - A Primary Option For Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In The ICU

2020 06 Nov

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 Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more

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Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

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