Antibiotics for Sepsis - Does Each Hour Really Count?
"Each hour’s delay in initiating antibiotics costs lives" is a doctrine that has attained quasi-religious status. Like most (quasi-)religions... Read more
Diversity and Equality During COVID-19: The World Series
Male Sex - An Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Very Old Intensive Care Patients
Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration
Coping With the Psychological Impact of Medical Errors: Some Practical Strategies
One Sepsis Fits All? Are There Different Phenotypes of Sepsis? Diagnostic Approaches and Therapies
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
Editorial Board Member since 2013
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
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
2022 21 Apr
Based in Switzerland, Abionic is an in vitro diagnostic company, uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The company has developed an unparalleled nanofluidic technology-based platform, the abioSCOPE® to offer patients fast blood test results right at the Point-of-Care (PoC). The abioSCOPE® is... Read more
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
Developing the Role of CIO in Healthcare Management: From "the IT Guy" to CIO
The chief information officer (CIO)—also known as the chief digital off Read more
COVID-19 Antibody Testing – Why it Matters and Factors to Consider
As we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will... 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
Expect more from extended phenotype testing ORTHO ™ Sera offers the ONLY comprehensive menu of antisera for phenotyping available in a column agglutination technology (CAT) testing format. Comprehensive meets efficient Increasing...
New Technologies Simplify Use and Offer Additional Tests Stat Profile Prime Plus is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, CO-Oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact...
Extracorporeal organ support for enhanced patient well-being Dedicated technology combines both heart and lung support in one single platform – a platform that is universally usable, individual, safe, and compatible with applications of our parent...
OUR NANOFLUIDIC TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONISES POINT-OF-CARE IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS Abionic’s nanotechnology is transforming today’s blood-testing standards by bringing laboratory quality to near-patient testing and simultaneously analysing...
The Xenios MultiSupport GROUND (MSG) is a system consisting of different components, designed to enable inner- and inter-hospital transport of severely ill patients undergoing life-saving extracorporeal heart and lung support. As a whole, the Xenios...