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Is dalteparin safe for patients with renal dysfunction?

There is concern about excessive bleeding when low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are used for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis... Read more

Frailty associated with post-ICU disability, death

Among older persons, frailty status prior to intensive care unit (ICU) admission was strongly associated with the subsequent course of post-ICU... Read more

Benefits of prone positioning for mechanically ventilated patients

An article in the journal Anesthesiology describes the effects of prone positioning on oesophageal pressures in mechanically ventilated... Read more

Abnormal microcirculation increases mortality in critically ill patients

In a general ICU population, an abnormal microcirculation at baseline is an independent predictor for mortality, according to results of... Read more

Machine learning algorithm 'more accurate' in predicting ICU readmission

New research shows that a machine learning approach to predicting ICU readmission was significantly more accurate than previously published... 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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Prof Jean-Louis Vincent

Twenty Lessons from 2020: With a Focus on the ICU Perspective

2020 has been an unusual year. As we begin 2021, it is important for...

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Sehat Kahani: Addressing the Social Phenomenon of Doctor Brides

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The Challenge of Admitting a Very Old Patient with Sepsis to an Intensive Care Unit

Sepsis incidence in very old patients is high and related mortality and...

Prof Jean-Louis Vincent

Nutrition

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

 Chiara Cavallo

Big Intelligently Efficient Opportunity that Can Unlock Better Outcomes and Experience of Care

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the dedication of our global...

 Jodi Allen

Mouth Care Challenges and the Use of the COVID-19 Oral Grading System

This paper describes the experiences of the Speech and Language Therapy...

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