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
“Intelligent Knife” Tells Surgeon Which Tissue is Cancerous
Image courtesy of Imperial College LondonScientists have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue... Read more
Masimo Unveils EMMA™ Mainstream Capnograph for Enhanced Assessment of End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide
Masimo EMMA™ Capnograph (Image courtesy of Masimo)Masimo, inventor of breakthrough Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today... Read more
My PocketGuru™ Launches the First Emergency Pocket Quick Reference Guide for Healthcare Providers
My PocketGuru™ of El Cajon, CA, a publisher of pocket quick reference guides, announced today the launch of its first pocket quick reference... 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
Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care
A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide... Read more
Tackling Coronary Heart Disease the Biggest Success in 50 Years
Interview with Professor Guy de BackerProfessor Guy De Backer, Emeritus... Read more
Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate
Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference.In an environment... Read more
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...
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....
The technical and clinical reference standard for all B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays. All clinical cut-offs and algorithms were developed based on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR. Homogeneous immunoassay for the quantitative d
Get an complete overview of your POCT setup - from one dashboard Your point-of-care-testing setup probably involves many different types of devices from various manufacturers. Radiometer's AQURE point-of-care management system can give you an overview...
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...