Receptor blockers superior to proton pump inhibitors in preventing GI bleeding
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine type-2 receptor blockers (H2Bs) are the main stress ulcer prophylactic agents prescribed by... Read more
Algorithm for early diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopaenia in ICU
Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a range of clinical problems, including multi-organ failure, sepsis, and shock, and early... Read more
Is dalteparin safe for patients with renal dysfunction?
There is concern about excessive bleeding when low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are used for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis... Read more
Frailty associated with post-ICU disability, death
Among older persons, frailty status prior to intensive care unit (ICU) admission was strongly associated with the subsequent course of post-ICU... Read more
Benefits of prone positioning for mechanically ventilated patients
An article in the journal Anesthesiology describes the effects of prone positioning on oesophageal pressures in mechanically ventilated... Read more
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
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
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
Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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
2016 09 Dec
INTRODUCTION In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more
2016 09 Dec
INTRODUCTION A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1 This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1 Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more
Medical Devices and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Time To Deliver The European Commission’s ‘New Approach’ The current... Read more
Crises in health sector and pharmaceutical companies
A crisis action plan is necessary to avert negative fallout ... Read more
How following steps for quality impact healthcare consumerism
Quality Assurance as a function of healthcare business profitability and... Read more
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Always in sight, always in mind Features Mindray believes the best way to predict the future is to create it. The revolutionary BeneVision N22/N19 is designed to optimize user experience by satisfying all your clinical demands....
The HAMILTON-C6 represents a new Generation of high-end ventilators. The combination of modularity, ease of use, mobility, and advanced features allows you to individualize your patient's ventilation therapy: - State-of-the-art ventilation modes for...
The HAMILTON-S1 is one of the most advanced mechanical ventilators with a number of unique features. It was the first ventilator featuring the "Ventilation Autopilot" INTELLiVENT®-ASV®. · Automated control of the patient’s Ventilation
The fully featured ICU ventilator, HAMILTON-MR1, guarantees uncompromised continuous ventilation care from the ICU to the MRI scanner and back. Its reliability and high performance, with advanced lung-protective strategies and patient-adaptive modes,...