European Institute of Oncology Implements Thermo Scientific LIMS for Biobanks
The European Institute of Oncology (IEO), a Milan, Italy-based organization committed to making an active contribution to fighting cancer--particularly... Read more
Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution
Capnostream® 20p bedside monitor offers enhanced features for increasing patient safety in hospitalsCovidien, a leading global... Read more
Newborn With Severe Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Saved with Bellco’s “Carpediem” Machine
The case in question is so exceptional that it has been defined as a “miracle” by leading nephrologists in the United States. A newborn with... Read more
World First: Lungs Awaiting Transplant Preserved 11 Hours Outside Body
The OCS LUNG™ machine continually flushes and oxygenates donor lungs at room temperature. The multidisciplinary transplant team at University... Read more
Swisstom & UID Pioneer Work in Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation: New Insights into Lung Function
An electrode belt of the Swiss start-up company Swisstom measures the respiration in individual lung regions and displays it in real time. The... Read more
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more
Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more
Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally. Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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 a wide range... 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 to 6 hours and... 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 acute medical... Read more
Optimising Nutrition With an Integrated Nutrition Module: Myth or Reality?
As a neurointensivist with a strong interest in nutritional support, I... Read more
Controversies in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a major complication of mechanical... Read more
Liquid Biopsy: Circulating Tumour Cells and Circulating Tumour DNA
Markers for Therapeutic Progress in CancerLiquid biopsy Read more
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The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
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