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Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

A recent study, published in JAMA Network Open, reported that U.S. and Canadian patients were seven times more likely to receive an opioid prescription... Read more

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

The controversy surrounding the efficacy of the blood infection biomarker, procalcitonin (PCT), for guidance in acute infections and sepsis... Read more

Severe Hyperoxaemia Events and Mortality Among Patients in PICU

Severe Hyperoxaemia Events and Mortality Among Patients in PICU

The paediatric management of hyperoxaemia (also defined as high PaO 2 or arterial oxygenation of greater or equal to 300mmHg) has so far yielded... Read more

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU. Typical symptoms of ARDS include an increase in lung weight... Read more

End-Tidal CO2 Levels vs. Arterial CO2 Levels in Children with TBI

End-Tidal CO2 Levels vs. Arterial CO2 Levels in Children with TBI

For patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the partial pressure of CO 2 , arterial (PaCO 2 ) can be adjusted to help with the regulation... Read more

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Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more

Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... 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

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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

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 inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

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 care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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Mr Andy Rogers FBIR

Andy Rogers

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Cloud-Based IT Platform for Clinical Trials in Oncology

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Leading Breast Radiologist Wins 2019 RSNA Accolade

Prof. Fiona Gilbert is a leading light in the field of breast imaging...

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