Acute Kidney Injury Prediction and Detection Models
Risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be difficult to predict in older adults, due to age-related declines in glomerular filtration rates, which... Read more
ELAIN Trial for AKI: Significant Mortality Reduction in Early RRT Group
Results of the Early vs Late Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Kidney Injury (ELAIN) Trial found... Read more
Prototype Helmet Device Uses EEG to Detect TBI Early
A portable system to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been developed in Norway. The helmet-based system can run EEG tests at the scene... Read more
Algorithm Developed to Match Motor Vehicle Crash Victims to Best Place for Care
Getting motor vehicle crash victims to the most appropriate healthcare facility may be easier in future, with the assistance of a computer algorithm... Read more
Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants
A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at... Read more
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more
Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more
Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally. Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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 a wide range... 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 to 6 hours and... 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 acute medical... Read more
Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units
The Economic ImpactWe studied the economic impact of omitting routine chest... Read more
Informatics Drives Radiology Today – Interview with Hassen Gharbi
Hassen A. Gharbi from Tunisia was recognised at ECR 2016 in Vienna for... Read more
Intensive Care Systems Research-Interview With Associate Professor Hannah Wunsch
Hannah Wunsch is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of... Read more
Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care
A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide... Read more
Monitor vital signs of sensitive patients with reliable, smart and intuitive technology Not available in the US Sensitive patients, like neonates, require comfortable care. With transcutaneous monitoring, you can easily keep track of the oxygenation...
Patient Dedicated Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer Frequent measurement of arterial blood samples is an important component in the effective management of patients in the critical care environment, particularly those that are unstable. Point of care or...
NovaPort cannulas: The safe access to the vascular system. NovaPort® twin double lumen cannulas are specifically developed for veno-venous vascular access. NovaPort one single lumen cannulas are specifically developed for the percutaneous connection (KU)...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...