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Sepsis care bundles may increase antibiotic resistance

Previous research has shown the effectiveness of care bundles in the diagnosis and treatment of septic patients. However, a new study suggests... Read more

The importance of skeletal muscle ultrasound in critical care

With growing interest in understanding muscle atrophy and function in critically ill patients and survivors, ultrasound is emerging as a potentially... Read more

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre,... Read more

LIVES2017: Migration and intensive care: what about ethics?

With vast numbers of migrants and refugees reaching Europe over the last few years, what are the implications for intensivists? A session... Read more

LIVES2017: Is there a critical care gender gap?

In critical care medicine, women are not proportionally represented as authors, conference speakers or on guideline panels, said Geeta Mehta,... Read more

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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

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

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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

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

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Is COVID-19 the Black Swan?

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Teaching Ultrasound Imaging Online: The Educator's Viewpoint

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The boundaryless hospital

The new role of hospitals and the triple aim challenge. The...

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Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

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The Metabolic Phenotype of Skeletal Muscle During Early Critical Illness

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