- #EA23: Outcome in Patients With Postponed Elective Surgery During COVID-19
- #EA23: ESAIC Guidelines for Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Perioperative Risk Evaluation
- #EA23: EU-HyProtect Study and Predictive Haemodynamic Monitoring
- #EA23 - ESAIC Glasgow Declaration on Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
- In Memoriam - Professor Paolo Pelosi
Shortening ventilator time: physiology is key
Mechanical ventilation is used to decrease work of breathing. However, because complications are axiomatic to mechanical ventilation, it should... Read more
Study: ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury
More than half of ICU patients in a newly published study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium... Read more
Augmented renal clearance: the need for guidelines
Renal function in critically ill patients has been routinely assessed with the objective of detecting renal impairment and adjusting drug doses.... Read more
Code events: intensivist presence linked to better outcomes
To better support the highest function of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) adult code and rapid response teams, a team leadership role was created... Read more
ARDS, delirium and antipsychotic use reviewed
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often requires prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting patients at risk for intensive... Read more
Volume 22 - Issue 4, 2022
Volume 22 - Issue 5, 2022
Rapid Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness and Tolerance With Ultrasound of the Neck Vessels
Volume 23 - Issue 1, 2023
Volume 23 - Issue 2, 2023
Volume 23 - Issue 3, 2023
Moving Environmental Sustainability from the Fringe to the Centre Ground in Critical Care
Diagnosing Non-Convulsive Seizures in the ICU: Tackling the Top Challenges
One clinical factor complicating the work of ICU physicians and nurses is the difficulty of diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE)—an invisible condition that must be managed aggressively to prevent lasting damage to the brain. Because the prevalence of NCSE among neurological patients can reach up to 60%, and because it becomes increasingly... Read more
The Importance of Reliable Reprocessing of Hospital Beds
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
Editorial Board Member since 2013
Tsunami of COVID-19 Patients in India
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
White Papers and Case Studies
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
Maximizing the Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines with the Right Serological Tests
2021 20 Oct
Background Since the end of 2019, the world has been fighting the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARSCoV-2. 1 This pandemic inspired significant efforts for the development of diagnostic tests, therapeutics and vaccines. 2,3,4 As a result, multiple efficacious COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and authorized in record speed5... Read more
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
From Our Journals
The Future of Healthcare: One Million [Interconnected] Homes Initiative
An ageing society and global health crises have increasingly meant that... Read more
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
The ICU Response Infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome... Read more
Learning from Medical Errors
Healthcare professionals/trainees are often unprepared to experience... Read more
The Role of Telecardiology - Lessons from COVID-19 A Missed Opportunity or a New Hope?
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and restrictions... Read more
Is Videolaryngoscopy the New Gold Standard for Intubation Following the COVID-19 Crisis?
Videolaryngoscopy may be the new gold standard for tracheal intubation... Read more
Fingerstick Capillary Blood Testing for Lactate, Hb, and Hct The StatStrip Lactate and Hemoglobin/Hematocrit Meter system (StatStrip LAC/Hb/Hct) is a handheld, easy-to-use meter system that measures LAC, Hb and Hct at the point-of-care using...
The safe access to the vascular system
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal heart and lung support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery. All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio-...
iLA acitvve iLA kit IPS
Long-term lung support - combine ECMO and CRRT
Especially developed for long-term lung support. This patient kit includes a powerful membrane lung, the DP3 pump head, safe integrated pressure sensors (IPS) and a CRRT connector. One vascular access offers the possibility to combine the therapies for...
StatStrip® and StatStrip Xpress®2 Glucose Meters
The only glucose meters cleared by US FDA and Health Canada for use with all patients, including critically ill Because of the unacceptably high rate of adverse patient events, including deaths, linked to the point-of-care (POC) use of glucose...
Stat Profile Prime® ES Plus Analyzer
Not available in all markets Exceptional Simplicity in a New Generation Electrolyte Analyzer Introducing a new generation electrolyte analyzer that combines the revolutionary microelectronics of the consumer world with new microsensor...