Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model
A single systemic dose of special immune cells prevented rejection for almost four months in a preclinical animal model of kidney transplantation,... Read more
Early Brain Stimulation may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Language Function
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) The TMS device is a handheld magnetic coil that delivers low intensity stimulation and elicits muscle... Read more
Bringing Long-Term Intensive Care within Hospital Walls could be Cost-saving & Improve Patient Care
A new study shows that hospitals with specialized units combining the compassionate care of hospice and the level of care offered in medical-surgical... Read more
Gold Standard Dialysis Procedure May Not Be So Golden for Elderly Patients
Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what’s considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis... Read more
GPS-Like Technology for CPR More Than Doubles Survival from Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that survival from one of the leading... 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
The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly... Read more
Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS
Invasive ventilatory support, one of the most frequently applied strategies... Read more
Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?
Equitable Healthcare With increased emphasis on financial constraint in... Read more
Steering the Integration Agenda: Stable Leadership Needed
Service Integration Overcoming barriers between the health and care sectors... Read more
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)...
Monitor vital signs of sensitive patients with reliable, smart and intuitive technology Not available in the US Sensitive patients, like neonates, require comfortable care. With transcutaneous monitoring, you can easily keep track of the oxygenation...
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...
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....
medos customized tubing sets have been individually designed, so that all customer requirements, depending on application and need can be realized. Furthermore tubing sets can be refined by rheoparin or x.eed coating. Customized and standard tubing sets...