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Conservative Oxygen Therapy, Lower Mortality, but Larger Trials Needed

A conservative protocol for oxygen therapy for intensive care patients led to lower ICU mortality, in a randomised controlled trial that was... Read more

High-Flow Nasal Cannula Noninferior to NIV for Preventing Respiratory Failure and Reintubation

A multicentre randomised trial that evaluated high-flow nasal cannula in patients at high risk of reintubation found that it was not inferior... Read more

Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were... Read more

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Quality and Safety: What Have We Learned?

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia... Read more

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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

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

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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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Abionic's Unique Sepsis Detection Solution

2022 21 Apr

Based in Switzerland, Abionic is an in vitro diagnostic company, uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The company has developed an unparalleled nanofluidic technology-based platform, the abioSCOPE® to offer patients fast blood test results right at the Point-of-Care (PoC). The abioSCOPE® is... Read more

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Maximizing the Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines with the Right Serological Tests

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

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