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Improving guideline adherence for management of donors after brain death

Researchers in Belgium conducted an observational, cross-sectional multicentre study related to donation after brain death (DBD). They performed... Read more

REMEMBER score predicts mortality in patients receiving VA-ECMO after CABG

Prediction scoring systems for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO)... Read more

Use of levosimendan in the ICU

Levosimendan is an inodilator that promotes cardiac contractility primarily through calcium sensitisation of cardiac troponin C and vasodilatation... Read more

Early extubation plus NIV better than standard extubation in hypoxaemic patients

In patients recovering from hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure, early extubation followed by immediate noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduced... Read more

Fatty acids and enteral nutrition in the critically ill

Dutch researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of fish oil-containing enteral nutrition... Read more

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A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

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

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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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DIVINE Nutritional Management in ICU

The following is an overview of the DIVINE trial (Dietary Management of...

 Thomas Schulz

Meeting the Access Control Challenge in Hospitals

Securing a hospital round the clock is a tough job. But a rapidly maturing...

Dr. Robert Arntfield MD

Lifesaving Applications of Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Critical and Emergency Care

This article provides an overview of transoesophageal echocardiography...

Prof. Peter Fleischut MD

Big Data and the Future of the Care Continuum

Every facet of the healthcare sector has a role to play in the future...

Prof. Pedro Póvoa MD, PhD

Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy: What’s New?

The aim of the present review is to summarise the current evidence for...

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