Study: ICU May Be Overused for Some COPD, Acute MI, HF Patients
For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more beneficial than... Read more
Peritoneal Dialysis: Evidence, Guidelines, and Controversies
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible, safe, and complementary alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic setting, but also in... Read more
Liver Transplantation in Children: Improved Outcomes
According to new research, the use of advanced critical care in children and infants with liver failure is justified because liver transplantation... Read more
New Strategy for Identifying Sepsis Arising in the ICU
A new methodology using administrative codes coupled to a SIRS screening protocol can help identify patients whose sepsis initially appears... Read more
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
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
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
Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of TBI
Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of Traum Read more
European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging
An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of... Read more
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The iLA membrane ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through the iLA membrane ventilator as it does through a natural organ. The iLA membrane ventilator “breathes” outside...
Streamlined for productivity Specifically designed to be easily integrated into each stage of the laboratory workflow all the way from pre-analytic to post-analytic solutions, the VITROS ® 4600 System is a medium chemistry platform with parallel...
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...