Divergent Views on Prognosis Between Doctors and Surrogate Decision-Makers
Surrogate decision makers for intensive care patients may misunderstand information given about the patient’s prognosis. Commonly, this misperception... Read more
Helmet-Based Ventilation Had Better Results than Facemask for ARDS Patients
Results of a trial of helmet-based ventilation have shown that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a facemask helped critically ill... Read more
Caregiver Stress - Palliative Care Consults Don’t Help More than Usual High Quality Care
Research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference showed that support from palliative care specialists did... Read more
Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk
Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that... Read more
Advances in source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock
Whole-body ultrasound in the intensive care unit
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
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
Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... Read more
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
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
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
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
The ICU Response Infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome... Read more
Intended for emergency airway access when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits The catheter is coil reinforced to prevent kinking. Emergency Transtracheal Airway Catheter procedural...
Intended for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The blunt tip of the catheter is atraumatic to internal structures. The lumen and distal sideports are designed to deliver oxygen. The centimetre...
Intended for the exchange of laryngeal mask airways and endotracheal tubes using a fibreoptic bronchoscope, bronchoscopic port, wire guide, and exchange catheter. Features and benefits The set may be used for emergency, urgent, and elective...
Intended to establish emergency airway access when endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits Airway access is achieved by using the Seldinger technique via the cricothyroid membrane. The uncuffed airway...