Cost Of Treating Dizziness In The Emergency Room Soars
A new Johns Hopkins research report says emergency room visits for severe dizziness have grown exponentially in recent years, with costs topping... Read more
Research Targets Bacteria Behind Hospital-associated Infections
Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals.The bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis,... Read more
Splitting Donated Livers Shown to be Safe, Allowing Doctors to Save Two Lives from Single Organ
Donor organ allocation policy could be changed to nearly eliminate waitlist mortality for children —without additional risk to adult recipients.Split... Read more
Roche Launches New ProGRP Test for More Precise Diagnosis in Lung Cancer
New test expands cancer diagnostics portfolio and strengthens Roche Diagnostics’ comprehensive tumour marker menuRoche today announced the global... Read more
Ekso Bionics Announces New Utility for Bionic Suit
Bionic Exoskeleton designed by Ekso Bionics. (Image courtesy of Ekso Bionics.)Variable Assist Feature Offers Benefits for Patients Recovering... Read more
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
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
Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure
Most patients with liver cirrhosis remain in a compensated stage for more... Read more
Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize
ARDS is Heterogeneous Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a... Read more
Transforming Measurement into Understanding: Quantitative Bedside Decision Support
Intensivists today are faced with a growing deluge of quantitative data,... Read more
Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Critically Ill Patients
Without Primary Acute Brain Injury This review focuses on the current... Read more
Patient Dedicated Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer Frequent measurement of arterial blood samples is an important component in the effective management of patients in the critical care environment, particularly those that are unstable. Point of care or...
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17 critical parameters from a blood sample as small as 45 µL Not available in the US When the sample is small but your diagnostic needs are big, the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer provides critical insights with a turnaround time of less than...
NovaPort cannulas: The safe access to the vascular system. NovaPort® twin double lumen cannulas are specifically developed for veno-venous vascular access. NovaPort one single lumen cannulas are specifically developed for the percutaneous connection (KU)...
The HAMILTON-C1 neo is a versatile neonatal ventilator that combines invasive and noninvasive modes with the additional options of nCPAP and high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated turbine allows it to be operated independently of a compressed air supply....