Measuring Global Response to Antimicrobial Resistance
In order to evaluate current progress and future planning to overcome antimicrobial resistance, it is important to understand strategic commitments... Read more
Time to Move From SOFA 1.0 to 2.0?
The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score was developed in 1994, more than 25 years ago. The primary purpose of the score was to... Read more
Speed of Cooling After Cardiac Arrest: Sub-study from TTM-2 Trial
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) typically has a poor prognosis. Less than 50% of patients admitted to ICU survive to hospital discharge.... Read more
Quality of Life, Costs, Economic Evaluation in ECMO
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) refers to mechanical support in patients for heart or lung function during cardiopulmonary failure.... Read more
Are Patient Satisfaction Tools Causing Harm to Patients and Physicians?
It is routine practice to evaluate patient satisfaction through surveys. Physicians also regularly monitor their aggregate satisfaction scores,... Read more
Volume 22 - Issue 3, 2022
Volume 22 - Issue 4, 2022
Volume 22 - Issue 5, 2022
Rapid Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness and Tolerance With Ultrasound of the Neck Vessels
Volume 23 - Issue 1, 2023
Diagnosing Non-Convulsive Seizures in the ICU: Tackling the Top Challenges
One clinical factor complicating the work of ICU physicians and nurses is the difficulty of diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE)—an invisible condition that must be managed aggressively to prevent lasting damage to the brain. Because the prevalence of NCSE among neurological patients can reach up to 60%, and because it becomes increasingly... Read more
The Importance of Reliable Reprocessing of Hospital Beds
Reliable hygiene is currently a topic that shapes every aspect of our daily lives. More than ever before, the successful fight against dangerous viruses and multi-resistant germs in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is particularly important. High occupancy rates and resulting staff shortages are amplifying the challenge. However, hospital... Read more
Editorial Board Member since 2013
Tsunami of COVID-19 Patients in India
Expert Interview with Prof Shirish Prayag, Director, Critical Care Medicine at Prayag Hospital Shree Medical Foundation and Editorial Board Member, ICU Management and Practice. What is the current state of COVID-19 in India? The current state is really devastating. We are facing a tsunami - not just a wave of patients - but a tsunami, really.... Read more
White Papers and Case Studies
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
Maximizing the Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines with the Right Serological Tests
2021 20 Oct
Background Since the end of 2019, the world has been fighting the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARSCoV-2. 1 This pandemic inspired significant efforts for the development of diagnostic tests, therapeutics and vaccines. 2,3,4 As a result, multiple efficacious COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and authorized in record speed5... Read more
Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?
2021 11 Feb
Dennis Begos , MD, FACS, FACRS Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova Biomedical Magnesium in the Human Body Magnesium (Mg) is the 4th most abundant cation in the human body. The majority of it is found intracellularly, more than half in bone, about a third in muscle, and the remaining in soft tissue and... Read more
From Our Journals
COVID-19 Sparked a Digital Health Boom – But Will it Last?
Digital health has experienced a boom during the pandemic, with solutions... Read more
Culture is King: But Only if You Do These Three Things
But Only if You Do These Three Things The phrase “culture is king”... Read more
The Future of Healthcare Architecture and the Battle Against COVID-19 and Climate Change
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge to healthcare systems... Read more
Radiographers on the Frontline
During the COVID-19 pandemic, radiographers continue to provide high... Read more
Value-based healthcare and the doctor-patient relationship
The doctor-patient relationship can be considered a gateway to value-base Read more
Helping healthcare face up to enterprise risk management
The Institute of Risk Management is bringing together best international... Read more
iLA Membrane Ventilator
The world’s only pumpless extrapulmonary gas exchange system
The iLA membrane ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through the iLA membrane ventilator as it does through a natural organ. The iLA membrane ventilator “breathes” outside...
StatStrip® and StatStrip Xpress®2 Glucose/Ketone Meters
Not yet available in the U.S. The most extensively studied and proven glucose measurement technology In addition to studies submitted to the FDA, 168 other independent studies over the last eight years—including 53 critical care studies—have...
HAMILTON-C6. The next generation of intelligent ICU ventilators
The HAMILTON-C6 represents a new generation of high-end ventilators. The combination of modularity, ease of use, mobility, and advanced features allows you to individualize your patient's ventilation therapy: State-of-the-art ventilation modes...
Stat Profile® pHOx® Ultra
Critical Care Analyzer
*Not yet available in all markets The Most Comprehensive Critical Care Analyzer One analyzer, up to 20 tests No other blood gas analyzer can match the clinical value of pHOx Ultra, which provides up to 20 critical care tests from one...
iLA acitvve iLA kit IPS
Long-term lung support - combine ECMO and CRRT
Especially developed for long-term lung support. This patient kit includes a powerful membrane lung, the DP3 pump head, safe integrated pressure sensors (IPS) and a CRRT connector. One vascular access offers the possibility to combine the therapies for...