ICU and Emergency

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Device

As the first hospital in Illinois, the Loyola University Medical Center offers a new high-tech catheter device able to improve outcomes of... Read more

Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during... Read more

CE Mark Approval for Covidien’s Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

Innovative acute care ventilator provides progressive breath technology for improved patient comfort and ease of use for clinicians Covidien... Read more

Delirium Risk in ICU Patients Cut by Melatonin Agonist

New research findings, published online in the February 19 edition of JAMA Psychiatry, show that delirium in older patients hospitalised for... Read more

Oral Hygiene Paramount in Fight Against VAP

Oral hygiene has become a standard procedure in the fight against ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in today’s hospitals. Intersurgical... Read more

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Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more

Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... Read more

Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... 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

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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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Dr. Cristina Petrișor MD, PhD, DESA

Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions in the ICU

For the ICU patient, correct and timely diagnosis of drug hypersensitivity...

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Caring for very old patients in the ICU

Describes the epidemiology and outcomes for very old patients as...

Dr. Matteo Parotto MD, PhD

Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families

We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation...

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Clostridium Difficile

A Public Health Threat That Should Be Routinely Included Within Care Quality...

 Bert van Meurs

The Future of Image Guided Therapy

The possibilities for the future of minimally invasive...

Dr. Christiaan Boerma MD, PhD

Haemodynamic monitoring: stuff we never talk about

In order to make haemodynamic monitoring clinically successful it seems...

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