Study highlights complexity of drug pharmacokinetics in septic patients
Augmented renal clearance (ARC) is commonly observed in septic patients and may result in insufficient β-lactam serum concentrations. In... Read more
UK study: extubating ventilated patients on vasoactive infusions 'safe'
In a large single centre study, 21 percent of intubated patients who received infusions of vasoactive infusions while mechanically ventilated... Read more
Despite ECMO use, mortality remains high in patients with cardiogenic shock
An analysis of ECMO – extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – use in patients with cardiogenic shock finds that mortality remains high despite... Read more
Helping ICU clinicians provide 'high touch and high tech' care
Caring is a fundamental component of high-quality critical care. "Yet, in the often myopic view to maximise the lives of others, we fail... Read more
Understanding the role of haematopoietic growth factors in sepsis
Sepsis is a complex syndrome characterised by simultaneous activation of pro- and anti-inflammatory processes. During sepsis, immune cells... Read more
12 Things to Do to Improve Wellbeing in the ICU
The Challenge of Admitting a Very Old Patient with Sepsis to an Intensive Care Unit
ICU Mental Health in the Ongoing Pandemic: How Will We Be Okay?
Major Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients – Update on the INTUBE Study
Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure
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
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 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
2020 06 Nov
Summary & recommendations regarding ventilators Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more
Leveraging advanced methods to evaluate AI-Pharma companies
The level of sophistication used in due diligence should be on par with... Read more
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