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Optimisation Measures Reduce Risk of Death in Cancer Patients in ICU

A large number of oncologic patients are admitted in ICUs around the world. Estimates show that one in six people admitted in the ICU has cancer.... Read more

1 in 3 former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

A meta-analysis of reports on more than 4000 patients shows that almost one in three people discharged from ICUs has clinically important and... Read more

Molecular Flow Sensor (MFS), to record oxygen consumption in real time for critically ill patients with shock

New Device for Shock Patients in Intensive Care

The first successful testing of a new machine to record oxygen consumption in real time may help improve care for critically-ill patients with... Read more

Sodium Selenite Administration and Procalcitonin-Guided Therapy in Severe Sepsis

A study was conducted to determine whether high dose intravenous sodium selenite treatment and procalcitonin-guided anti-infectious therapy... Read more

Study: Heart Patients Fare Worse in ICUs

A new study suggests that patients who have heart attacks or flareups of CHF fare worse in hospitals that rely on intensive care units to care... 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

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

Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?

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

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Prof. Henrik Thomsen

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Night Service in the Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital

This article draws attention to the extensive range of tasks and the...

 Elia Stupka

Healthcare Data: Creating a Learning Healthcare Ecosystem

Summary: The future of global healthcare requires a shift towards a...

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European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging

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Grading COVID-19 Severity with CT: CAD and AI

Summary: A radiologist working with COVID-19 patients in Russia looks...

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How to Run Successful Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit

Rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) allow for scheduled discussions...

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