What is the Relevance of Cytokine Storm to COVID-19?
COVID-19, in its most severe form, leads to life-threatening pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In patients with this... Read more
Prone Positioning in Non-Intubated COVID-19 Patients
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on health care institutions everywhere. Among other interventions, researchers and physicians... Read more
COVID-19: Therapies Targeting Interleukin-6-Mediated Cytokine Release Syndrome
The current pandemic will be remembered for a long time for the huge loss of lives and disruption it caused to the way of life as we know it.... Read more
Coping With the Psychological Impact of Medical Errors: Some Practical Strategies
One Sepsis Fits All? Are There Different Phenotypes of Sepsis? Diagnostic Approaches and Therapies
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
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
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
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
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
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
Using BioDynaMo to Study COVID-19 Spread in Closed Spaces
The open-source BioDynaMo platform was developed at CERN to assist... Read more
The Importance of Meaningful Innovation in Healthcare
Driving Toward the Goals of the Quadruple Aim Innovation comes... Read more
Pre-packed Critical Care Drug Pouch for Acute Patient Care
Human factors are significant contributors to drug error. To overcome... Read more
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