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Best airway and ventilation strategy during CPR and after resuscitation

After cardiac arrest a combination of basic and advanced airway and ventilation techniques are used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation... Read more

Indirect calorimetry still the best REE assessment tool for ventilated patients

Indirect calorimetry (IC) measurement is considered the gold standard for the assessment of resting energy expenditure (REE). It is based... Read more

Religious intervention improves comatose patients' level of consciousness

A new study by Iranian researchers supports a growing body of evidence that spirituality is an essential component of patient care. Results... Read more

Corticosteroid use associated with ICU-acquired weakness

There is a significant association between corticosteroid use and intensive care unit-acquired weakness, according to results of a systematic... Read more

New study confirms reliability of 'ICU-RESPECT' index

The psychometric properties of the 10-item self-reported “ICU-RESPECT” index were confirmed in a different intensive care unit setting from... 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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