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Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19

Deaths from COVID-19 continue to increase, forcing clinicians to try therapies that are not backed by strong clinical evidence.  One... Read more

Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events

Smooth clinical operations of a facility are based on the adequate and consistent availability of staff, space, equipment, and a coordination... Read more

Managing COVID-19 Respiratory Distress

Acute respiratory stress syndrome is one of the primary ways COVID-19 infection manifests in the patient. COVID-19 injures the vascular endothelium,... Read more

Is COVID-19 Pneumonia ARDS or Not?

COVID-19 pneumonia meets the ARDS Berlin definition. However, it is a specific disease with peculiar phenotypes. The primary characteristic... Read more

COVID-19: Addressing Anxiety Among Healthcare Professionals

The world is currently going through a major healthcare crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across different continents, races,... Read more

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Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more

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

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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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Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management

2020 28 Jul

ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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 Christian Norris

Measuring the Nation’s Health

Summary: A new health index proposed by the UK Government may be an effective...

Dr. Luis Morales-Quinteros

CO2 in the critically ill

CO 2 exerts potent effects on lung biology that could be clinically relevant...

Dr. Nicola Strickland

Dr. Nicola Strickland

Dr. Strickland is a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Nutrition

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition,...

 Jonas Teuwen

AI applications in breast imaging

Review of some state-of-the-art applications of artificial intelligence...

 Silvia Terraneo

Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract

A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? ...

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