ICU and Emergency

Goal-directed Haemodynamic Therapy After Abdominal Surgery

Available evidence suggests that the use of perioperative goal-directed haemodynamic therapy (GDHT) may facilitate recovery in patients undergoing... Read more

ICU Patients: Delayed Intubation Linked to Poor Outcome

The optimal timing of endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation remains undefined. A new... Read more

New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in the ED

Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to... Read more

Provision of Nutrients: Introducing the Baby Stomach Concept

New advances in healthcare have changed our understanding of nutritional needs during critical illness. Till now, the concept of more is better... Read more

This is an iron based sculpture by Portuguese Artist Rui Chafes 'Extinguish my eyes' (2005)

The Rusty and Sweet Side of Sepsis

Sepis affects approximately 18 million people worldwide per year. This corresponds to 1400 deaths per day. It is estimated that sepsis is... Read more

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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

Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... Read more

Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... 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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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

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Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science

The idea of liver assist is extremely attractive for patients with liver...

 Filip Deferme

Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department

For the purpose of protecting patient safety and upholding quality standards...

Dr. Jean Baptiste Lascarrou MD

Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

Targeted temperature management is the key intervention for improving...

Dr. Gennaro Martucci

Vitamin D deficiency in ICU patients

A review on the role of vitamin D in a well-defined setting of critically...

 Peggy Maguire

Chronic Inequities: The top killer of women in Europe?

Women are underrepresented throughout the health policy continuum...

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