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Should perfusion guide cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Perfusion-guided patient-specific resuscitation could be the next major step in improving cardiac arrest survival with good neurological outcomes,... Read more

Noise pollution in hospitals a growing problem

Noise levels in hospitals regularly exceed international recommendations, and the problem is getting worse, according to an editorial in the... Read more

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Metabolic-based biomarkers have potential to triage children with sepsis

A new study has validated potential biomarkers for a sepsis-triage model to distinguish sepsis patients requiring care in the paediatric intensive... Read more

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Study: Long-term impact of crystalloids vs colloids after major abdominal surgery

A 1-year follow up  of patients randomised to receive hydroxyethyl starch solution or balanced crystalloid solution as part of intraoperative... Read more

Blood glucose targets: time to think again?

A rethink of blood glucose targets in critically ill patients is needed, according to James S. Krinsley, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine,... Read more

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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

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

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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

Maximizing the Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines with the Right Serological Tests

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

Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?

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

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Measuring Patient Engagement

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