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Remote Ischaemic Conditioning to Protect the Kidney

Two meta-analyses have been published recently that look at the effect of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) and remote ischaemic preconditioning... Read more

Diagram of factors related to burnout

Is Job Burnout Associated with Infections?

The high risk of burnout in ICU staff is well-known as is the high rate of healthcare-associated infections. Evidence is emerging of an association... Read more

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Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney... Read more

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Spiritual Care in the ICU

The spiritual needs of ICU patients are addressed in a recent article in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) , which argues that the... Read more

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Persistent Critical Illness - The 5 Percent

A study of over 1 million ICU patients has found that just 5 percent of patients account for 33 percent of ICU bed days. And the researchers,... Read more

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The ICU is one of the most challenging places to work in a hospital. Caring for and treating critically ill patients is as emotionally demanding as it is physically straining. Burdened with serious illnesses, patients in the ICU often need more attention than patients on regular wards. The nursing job has been complex and stressful before... Read more

TWINSTREAM ® ICU WITH P-BLV ® (PULSATILE BILEVEL VENTILATION) The Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ® ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

An ever-expanding array of applications have been developed for ultrasound, including its goal-directed use at the bedside, often called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). In Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and many other European and Asian countries, neonatologist-performed, targeted POCUS is now a routine practice in neonatal intensive... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

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

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Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?

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

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Intensive Care Ventilators - A Primary Option For Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In The ICU

2020 06 Nov

Summary &   recommendations regarding ventilators   Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more

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Dr Fernando Chaves

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...

Dr. Francis Zarb

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve...

Prof. Massimo Antonelli

Introduction

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment, due to the surroundings

Dr. Andy Higgs

Tracheal Intubation in the ICU

Making tracheal intubation safe for both patients and their health...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

The Abdomen

Managing the abdomen and its complications in the intensive care unit...

 Alexandre Lima

Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there...

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