- Chronic high alcohol consumption increases ARDS risk
- Need to optimise disposition in ED patients presenting with infection
- Study highlights complexity of drug pharmacokinetics in septic patients
- UK study: extubating ventilated patients on vasoactive infusions 'safe'
- Despite ECMO use, mortality remains high in patients with cardiogenic shock
Have a Brain Injury? You May Be at Higher Risk for Stroke
People who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more likely to have a future stroke, according to research that appears in the June 26,... Read more
Measuring the Rate of Diagnostic Error in Medicine Could Reduce Injuries, Fatalities
Diagnostic error in medicine can be prevented and reduced if the rate of error is measured properly, according to a new article by RTI International... Read more
Antibiotics: Change Route of Delivery to Mitigate Resistance
New research suggests that the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance correlates with oral ingestion of antibiotics, raising the possibility that... Read more
The Facebook Effect: Social Media Dramatically Boosts Organ Donor Registration
Johns Hopkins researchers see 21-fold increase in a single day A social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as... Read more
Therapeutic Hypothermia Rarely Used for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests
The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the... Read more
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more
Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more
Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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
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... 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... Read more
Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate
Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference.... Read more
Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for... Read more
Social media in healthcare: opportunities and challenges
Opportunities and challenges Tips and pointers from FutureLearn trainer... Read more
The iLA Membrane Ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used primarily to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through it as it does through a natural organ. The gas exchange takes place via a plasma-tight, heparin-coated...
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.
Always in sight, always in mind Features Mindray believes the best way to predict the future is to create it. The revolutionary BeneVision N22/N19 is designed to optimize user experience by satisfying all your clinical demands. With visionary-stimulating...
Q-NRG is the first Indirect Calorimeter specifically intended for the measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) in patients who are mechanically ventilated or spontaneously breathing and for healthy subjects. Q-NRG is a unique product, resulting...
The fully-automated Accelerate Pheno™ system is designed to eliminate the lengthy culture and sample preparation steps required for most sample types prior to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. In addition, it hosts proprietary molecular identification...