Researchers Identify a New Pathway that Triggers Septic Shock
Cells called macrophages explode when bacteria enter them and trigger an immune response through a sequence of events that UNC researchers... Read more
Doctors 'Vacuum' 24-Inch Blood Clot Out of Patient's Heart
Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme... Read more
The UK Is Not Investing Enough In Research Into Multi-Drug Resistant Infections, Say Researchers
Study of funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted... Read more
Customised App Helps to Reduce Hospital Admissions for COPD Patients
Norwegian patients are currently testing a system using tablet computers and a customised app developed by SINTEF. The aim is to prevent... Read more
Futile Treatment in Critical Care Common, Costs Can Be Substantial
Critical care treatment for patients that was perceived to be futile was common and cost an estimated at $2.6 million at one academic medical... Read more
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
Advances in source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock
Whole-body ultrasound in the intensive care unit
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
The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more
Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... 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
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
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
What Are the Keys to Attracting and Retaining Qualified Staff in Healthcare?
For the CEO 's of many organisations in the healthcare industry, attracting... Read more
Extravascular lung water as a target for intensive care
The paper highlights the present clinical rationale for extravascular... Read more
XENIOS AG – a Fresenius Medical Care company – unites two brands under one umbrella, Novalung and Medos. The Novalung and Medos products offer the full range of heart and lung support on one single platform: the Xenios console. This console enables next-generation...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
Features Mindray BeneVision Central Monitoring System is a powerful and scalable solution providing for continuous, real-time surveillance across networks large and small. The system can display patient information from networked monitors, wireless...
Designed for many applications. Venue is a multi-purpose, point of care system that is also well-suited to help you manage patients in shock. It includes automated tools that enable you to quickly get the information you need to make fast decisions...
The HAMILTON-C1 neo is a versatile neonatal ventilator that combines invasive and noninvasive modes with the additional options of nCPAP and high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated turbine allows it to be operated independently of a compressed air supply....