Phenotyping: need to identify subgroups of ARDS patients
The consensus definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mainly rely on feasible clinical criteria, which help to group patients... Read more
Neutropaenia and mortality in critically ill cancer patients
A group of researchers from France and six other countries assessed the influence of neutropaenia on outcome of critically ill cancer patients... Read more
Are 'sniffer systems' effective in detecting ARDS?
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in substantial mortality but remains underdiagnosed in clinical practice. For this reason,... Read more
New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading cause of infectious disease-related deaths worldwide yet remain challenging to diagnose... Read more
Closer monitoring needed for patients with 'mild' ARDS
If you landed here from ICU Highlights e-newsletter you may be looking for New protocol for respiratory infectious disease diagnosis in ICU.... Read more
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
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
How the Brain Works: Looking Inside to Target Treatments
Summary: Groundbreaking study at the University at Buffalo uses brain... Read more
Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist
What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director... Read more
Education and Training in Affidea – Developing a New Generation of Leaders
Affidea is known for clinical excellence and operational efficiency, but... Read more
Future of Patient Safety: What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented level of public... Read more
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