Visitor Restriction Policy and Delay in End-of-Life Decisions
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have implemented policies that limit family presence. In a recent analysis, researchers aimed to... Read more
Survival of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
Approximately 14 to 17% of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital require transfer to the ICU. However, there is insufficient evidence regarding... Read more
#LIVES2021: High-Dose CPFA in Septic Shock Patients. COMPACT-2 Trial
Findings from the COMPACT-2 trial were presented today at #LIVES2020. The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of high dose (> 0.2 L/kg of... Read more
#LIVES2021 Begins: Intensive Care is All About the Team
ESICM President Maurizio Cecconi, President-Elect Elie Azoulay and Congress Chair Armand Girbes officially opened the LIVES Digital 2021 Congress... Read more
Mortality Differences in Critically Ill Elderly During COVID-19
A study was conducted to assess the outcome of elderly intensive care unit patients who were treated during the spring and autumn surges of... Read more
Coping With the Psychological Impact of Medical Errors: Some Practical Strategies
One Sepsis Fits All? Are There Different Phenotypes of Sepsis? Diagnostic Approaches and Therapies
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
Chain of Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
The Final Link The "Chain of Survival" Concept After Out-of-Hospital... Read more
Features: Fastest turnaround – 13 seconds 0.6 μL whole blood sample Excellent correlation to central laboratory reference methods The StatStrip Lactate Hospital Meter System is a handheld point-of-care testing system that brings...
The power of B•R•A•H•M•S with the difference that only VITROS ® can deliver B•R•A•H•M•S PCT is the best biomarker for early bacterial Sepsis Sepsis is a life threatening condition where the body overreacts to an infection. I
The iLA membrane ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through the iLA membrane ventilator as it does through a natural organ. The iLA membrane ventilator “breathes” outside...
OUR NANOFLUIDIC TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONISES POINT-OF-CARE IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS Abionic’s nanotechnology is transforming today’s blood-testing standards by bringing laboratory quality to near-patient testing and simultaneously analysing...
StatSensor Xpress Creatinine is not available in the U.S. or Canada The StatSensor Creatinine Hospital Meter System is a handheld analyzer and miniaturized, single-use biosensor for whole blood creatinine testing. StatSensor Creatinine incorporates...