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Phenotyping: need to identify subgroups of ARDS patients

The consensus definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mainly rely on feasible clinical criteria, which help to group patients... Read more

Neutropaenia and mortality in critically ill cancer patients

A group of researchers from France and six other countries assessed the influence of neutropaenia on outcome of critically ill cancer patients... Read more

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Are 'sniffer systems' effective in detecting ARDS?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in substantial mortality but remains underdiagnosed in clinical practice. For this reason,... Read more

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New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading cause of infectious disease-related deaths worldwide yet remain challenging to diagnose... Read more

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Closer monitoring needed for patients with 'mild' ARDS

If you landed here from ICU Highlights e-newsletter you may be looking for New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU.... 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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Infection Control for Ventilators in the Battle against COVID-19

2020 24 Mar

The Current Situation and Challenge of COVID-19 Over 170,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 90,000. On March 11th, WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. No doubt that mechanical ventilation is one of the most effective therapy strategies... Read more

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Respiratory Support Strategies For Severe COVID-19

2020 12 Mar

At this moment, over 100,000 people has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 25,000. Countries like Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran have reported thousands of COVID-19 cases. AS the World Health Organization warned that "the window of opportunity is narrowing" to contain... Read more

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