Surgical Stabilisation of Rib Fractures in Chest Wall Injury
A new study compared the effectiveness of surgical stabilisation of rib fractures (SSRF) to non-operative management in cases of severe chest... Read more
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Publishing
Artificial intelligence (AI) can revolutionise medical publishing. The advantages of AI can be observed in three key areas: content, peer review,... Read more
Avoiding Harm When Feeding Critically Ill Patients
Nutrition in critical illness has become a significant area of focus in recent decades. Initially, early and adequate feeding was believed to... Read more
Rapid Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness and Tolerance With Ultrasound of the Neck Vessels
Moving Environmental Sustainability from the Fringe to the Centre Ground in Critical Care
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
Editorial Board Member since 2013
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
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
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
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
2023 26 May
Intensive care units are essential in providing life-saving care to critically ill patients. However, ICUs can have an environmental impact. Approximately 5% of worldwide anthropogenic greenhouse gases result from healthcare activities. ICUs use significant energy to power equipment, ventilators, monitoring systems, and other life-support... Read more
2023 26 May
Together we must reduce the impact of the healthcare sector and shift towards a circular economy. This paper describes the shift of three ICU environmental hotspots: gloves, gowns, and CRRT bags. Introduction The healthcare sector is one of the most carbon-intensive sectors, contributing to 4.4% of global net greenhouse gas emissions... Read more
2023 26 May
Critical care must move to a way of working that recognises climate change is a medical emergency, necessitating us all to put sustainability at the forefront of our actions as a multidisciplinary team working together in the best interests of our patients, our environment and our resources. Planetary Health and Public Health People’s... Read more
2023 26 May
The critically ill patient should be framed within sustainable medicine. It is crucial to mitigate the causes so that we do not have to adapt to the undesirable effects of the unsustainability of our clinical practice. We propose a simultaneous approach to sustainability in people, products, processes, and our planet. Introduction and Justification... Read more
2023 26 May
Reducing the carbon footprint in healthcare is a requirement for guaranteeing the best future for humanity. Here we suggest that the carbon footprint be assessed as a potential endpoint for future trials in critical care. Environmental Impact in Critical Care The climate crisis is a threat to global health. The temperature of the atmosphere... Read more
Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families
We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation... Read more
Putting Quality and Safety for Patients First: ESR EuroSafe Imaging
The demand for medical imaging examinations is constantly growing, and... Read more
Fingerstick Capillary Blood Testing for Lactate, Hb, and Hct The StatStrip Lactate and Hemoglobin/Hematocrit Meter system (StatStrip LAC/Hb/Hct) is a handheld, easy-to-use meter system that measures LAC, Hb and Hct at the point-of-care using...
The only glucose meters cleared by US FDA and Health Canada for use with all patients, including critically ill Because of the unacceptably high rate of adverse patient events, including deaths, linked to the point-of-care (POC) use of glucose...
Novalung kits are pump-driven medical devices that enable the extracorporeal blood gas exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen by diffusion across a gas-permeable and plasma-tight polymethylpentene (PMP) membrane, as well as temperature control of blood...
ECLS with Xenios console The Xenios console is the core of our extracorporeal life support (ECLS) offering. The console, equipped with the right patient kit and cannulas, determines the type of extracorporeal treatment. One console – different...
The HAMILTON-T1 is the first transport ventilator that combines the functionality of a fully featured ICU ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This combination enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy to all...