ICU and Emergency

Long-Term Cognitive Impairment Too Common After Critical Illness

Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe are entering their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but oftentimes... Read more

Nestlé Nutrition Institute Supports 2013 Kinney Awards to Recognise Outstanding Nutrition Research

The bi-annual Dr. John M. Kinney Awards recognise and support outstanding young researchers in the fields of nutrition and metabolism, in... Read more

Early Intervention by Infectious Diseases Specialists Saves Lives, Reduces Costs

In a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the impact of a medical specialty on patient outcomes, researchers found that hospitalized patients... Read more

Newly Identified Biomarkers Help Predict Outcome in Deadly Lung Disease

A Yale-led study has identified a gene expression profile that can predict outcomes and lead to better treatment for one of the most lethal... Read more

Bug vs. Bug: Benign C. Difficile Strains Keep Fatal Strains at Bay

In a recent study, two different strains of non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile provided protection against both historic and epidemic C.... Read more

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Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

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

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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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