Transfusions Using Fresh Red Blood Cells vs Older Cells
In critically ill children, transfusion is quite frequent. A 2009-2010 study reports that approximately 10 to 20% of critically ill children... Read more
Risk Factors for ARDS in Mechanically Ventilated Adults
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an inflammatory process that could lead to diffuse oedema and hypoxaemic respiratory failure.... Read more
Biomarker-Guided Antibiotic Stewardship in Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Ventilator-associated pneumonia carries enormous morbidity and mortality, including prolonging hospital stay and increasing the cost of... Read more
Cannabis Abuse, Dependence Doubles Risk of Heart Attack Post-Surgery
Patients with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study... Read more
Diversity and Equality During COVID-19: The World Series
Male Sex - An Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Very Old Intensive Care Patients
Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration
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
2022 21 Apr
Based in Switzerland, Abionic is an in vitro diagnostic company, uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The company has developed an unparalleled nanofluidic technology-based platform, the abioSCOPE® to offer patients fast blood test results right at the Point-of-Care (PoC). The abioSCOPE® is... 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
Resuscitation in Resource-Poor Settings – A Southern Africa Experience
Worldwide, there are over 17 million cardiovascular deaths each year,... Read more
The Role of a Mortality Review Committee in a Paediatric and Maternity Hospital
There is little information in the current literature on the organisation... Read more
Standardized extracorporeal tubing sets for short-term use • Standardized extracorporeal tubing set • Available in three different sizes (for infants, pediatrics and adults) • Approved for 6 hours of use • Rheoparin coating, the established Medos heparin...
New Technologies Simplify Use and Offer Additional Tests Stat Profile Prime Plus is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, CO-Oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact...
The VITROS ® ECIQ System offers smaller laboratories tailor-made solutions for both routine and specialty immunodiagnostic testing. In addition the VITROS ® ECIQ System uses the same reagent packs across all VITROS ® Analyzers. Discov
Safety and efficiency are critical to labs of every size Delivering the accuracy your patients deserve with ease and efficiency. Better together. Partners in performance. ORTHO Optix ™ works with ORTHO ™ Workstation, the only compact...
Dual-lumen Jejunal Feeding Tube with Integrated Gastric Drainage Clinical Performance Compat Stayput is designed to be able to be placed using a variety of placement techniques at/or beyond the Ligament of Treitz. Nurse Convenience...