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Brain impairment in sepsis patients: is gut bacteria to blame?

Sepsis can cause both brain dysfunction and neuroinflammation. New research from the University of Michigan indicates that gut bacteria play... Read more

Richard Hotchkiss, MD, a professor of anesthesiology (left), and Jane Blood (right), a nurse manager in the Department of Anesthesiology's Division of Clinical and Translational Research, talk with Greg Porter, 34, of Nashville, Ill., who has recovered fr

New way to fight sepsis: rev up patients' immune systems

People especially those with critical illness develop sepsis when an infection triggers an overwhelming immune response, ultimately wreaking... Read more

On-demand vs. routine nebulisation in ventilated ICU patients

Among ICU patients receiving invasive ventilation, on-demand nebulisation was not inferior to routine nebulisation of acetylcysteine with salbutamol,... Read more

Sedative was found to prevent delirium in critically ill patients.

Sedative prevents delirium in ICU patients

Results of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial showed that a low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium... Read more

Supervised machine learning predicts CLABSI

Machine learning has proven to be useful for developing prediction models for outcomes in intensive care unit patients. A new study comparing... Read more

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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

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

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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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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

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

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