Using ‘Bacteria-Eaters’ to Prevent Infections on Medical Implant Materials
Viruses that infect and kill bacteria — used to treat infections in the pre-antibiotic era a century ago and in the former Soviet Union today... Read more
Background Noise in the Operating Room can Impair Surgical Team Communication
Ambient background noise—whether it is the sound of loud surgical equipment, talkative team members, or music—is a patient and surgical safety... Read more
Attacking MRSA with Metals from Antibacterial Clays
In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the... Read more
When to Start (and Not Stop) Resuscitation Efforts
One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and... Read more
Two Biomarkers Predict Increased Risk For "Silent" Strokes
Two biomarkers widely being investigated as predictors of heart and vascular disease appear to indicate risk for "silent" strokes and other... 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!
A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more
The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more
Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1. Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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
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...
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
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....
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...