Which Chest Pain Patients Can Safely be Removed from Monitors?
A study using the Ottawa Chest Pain Rule to assess patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain successfully identified... Read more
Divergent Views on Withdrawing Futile Intensive Care
Physicians and the general public have significantly different views when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of... Read more
New Guidelines for Promoting Family-centred Care in ICU
A new set of evidence-based guidelines for promoting family-centred care in neonatal, paediatric, and adult ICUs has been introduced at this... 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
Rapid Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness and Tolerance With Ultrasound of the Neck Vessels
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
Chain of Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
The Final Link The "Chain of Survival" Concept After Out-of-Hospital... Read more
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) requires Read more
European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging
An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of... Read more
The Xenios MultiSupport GROUND (MSG) is a system consisting of different components, designed to enable inner- and inter-hospital transport of severely ill patients undergoing life-saving extracorporeal heart and lung support. As a whole, the Xenios...
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