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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

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings... Read more

Dräger Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Germany based company marks “125 years of heartfelt dedication” Dräger is turning 125 in 2014. The medical and safety technology company... Read more

Study: Kidney Donors Exposed to Minor Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

A recent study analysing close to 100,000 kidney donors has concluded that, in comparison to healthy non-donors, there exists a small increased... Read more

Annual Dialysis Conference 2014: NxStage Medical Launches NxStage Plus One

Leading home dialysis company announces new patient outreach campaign aimed at increasing awareness of home hemodialysis among ESRD patients... 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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 Joseph Castillo MSc

MRI Care Pathway: Supporting a Quality Management System

In any MRI unit, service quality as experienced by patients depends on...

Prof. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt MD, PhD

Sedation in Acute Brain Injury: Less is More?

Over the past decades, landmark interventional studies in general int...

Dr. Nieves Larrosa MD, PhD

Improving diagnostic stewardship by using new microbiological technologies

Describes an episode of sepsis in a leukaemia patient, whose treatment...

Dr. Andrea Cortegiani MD

Antifungal treatment in the ICU

Best practice in managing fungal infections Invasive candidiasis:...

Dr. Morey Menacker

Perception versus Reality in the Era of the ACA

Fear not! This is not another diatribe for or against the Affordable Care...

Dr. David Kloeck MBBCh(Wits), FCPaed(SA), Crit Care(SA), DipPEC(SA), DCH(SA)

Resuscitation in Resource-Poor Settings – A Southern Africa Experience

Worldwide, there are over 17 million cardiovascular deaths each year,...

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