Over Half of ICU Patients on Ventilators Able to Communicate
More than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools... Read more
New Therapies Have Not Reduced Anaesthesia Risks for PHT Patients
While new treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have reduced mortality, children with PHT are still a high-risk group for serious complications... Read more
Philips to Give Researchers Access to Critical Care Data
Royal Philips has announced a new initiative with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to give medical researchers access to one of the... Read more
Findings Do Not Support Chlorhexidine Bathing in ICUs
A Vanderbilt University study, which appears in JAMA , shows that once daily chlorhexidine bathing of critically ill patients did not reduce... Read more
Study: Sedation Protocol Does Not Reduce Time of Respiratory Support
The use of a nurse-implemented, goal-directed sedation protocol compared with usual care did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation... Read more
Twenty Lessons from 2020: With a Focus on the ICU Perspective
Is Videolaryngoscopy the New Gold Standard for Intubation Following the COVID-19 Crisis?
Major Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients – Update on the INTUBE Study
Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure
Diversity and Equality During COVID-19: The World Series
Male Sex - An Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Very Old Intensive Care Patients
Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration
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 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
2020 06 Nov
Summary & recommendations regarding ventilators Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more
Value-based healthcare and the doctor-patient relationship
The doctor-patient relationship can be considered a gateway to value-base Read more
Is radiology a vital speciality?: Reflections on medium term prospects
Comparing radiology to living at or near the ocean allows the threats... Read more
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