- Test can identify ICU patients at risk of life-threatening infections
- Receptor blockers superior to proton pump inhibitors in preventing GI bleeding
- Algorithm for early diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopaenia in ICU
- Is dalteparin safe for patients with renal dysfunction?
- Frailty associated with post-ICU disability, death
Philips to Give Researchers Access to Critical Care Data
Royal Philips has announced a new initiative with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to give medical researchers access to one of the... Read more
Findings Do Not Support Chlorhexidine Bathing in ICUs
A Vanderbilt University study, which appears in JAMA , shows that once daily chlorhexidine bathing of critically ill patients did not reduce... Read more
Study: Sedation Protocol Does Not Reduce Time of Respiratory Support
The use of a nurse-implemented, goal-directed sedation protocol compared with usual care did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation... Read more
Study: Hyperoxia Alters Microcirculation in Healthy Volunteers
Hyperoxia may induce vasoconstriction and alter endothelial function. However, recent data suggest a potential therapeutic role of normobaric... Read more
Study: Protocol Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Use
According to a retrospective study, an antibiotic protocol that determined antibiotic use based on risk for health care-associated infections... Read more
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more
Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more
The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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
2016 09 Dec
INTRODUCTION In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more
2016 09 Dec
INTRODUCTION A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1 This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1 Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more
The role of autophagy in the metabolism and outcomes after surgery
Increasing evidence implicates autophagy as repair process crucial for... Read more
The fully featured ICU ventilator, HAMILTON-MR1, guarantees uncompromised continuous ventilation care from the ICU to the MRI scanner and back. Its reliability and high performance, with advanced lung-protective strategies and patient-adaptive modes,...
The Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC kit is the first application of the Accelerate Pheno™ system. It provides with less 5 minutes operator hands-on time within 1.5 hour the identification of the most prevalent micro-organisms seen in blood stream infections....
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal lung and heart support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery. All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio-...
Features The SynoVent E5 is the ventilator you need with the interface you want. It does not only include advanced ventilator functionality for patients ranging from infant to adult, but also a modern, easy-to-use interface. The display can be...