ICU and Emergency

Diaphragm and lung ultrasound for weaning prediction

Deciding the optimal timing for extubation in mechanically ventilated patients can be challenging, and traditional weaning predictor tools are... Read more

USA sepsis incidence and trends measurement, clinical data best

On World Sepsis Day, 13 September, JAMA has published new research into the incidence of sepsis in the United States. The challenges of tackling... Read more

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Is there a ‘weekend effect’ for ICU mortality?

The risk of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU) is higher for patients admitted at the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study... Read more

ICU Patients: Impact of Nutritional Support on Outcomes

Survivorship is at the forefront of critical care research, hence it is imperative that nutrition studies carefully consider biological mechanisms... Read more

Cholestatic Alterations in the Critically Ill

Hepatic dysfunction and jaundice are traditionally viewed as late features of sepsis and other critical illnesses. Identifying true cholestatic... Read more

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The ICU is one of the most challenging places to work in a hospital. Caring for and treating critically ill patients is as emotionally demanding as it is physically straining. Burdened with serious illnesses, patients in the ICU often need more attention than patients on regular wards. The nursing job has been complex and stressful before... Read more

TWINSTREAM ® ICU WITH P-BLV ® (PULSATILE BILEVEL VENTILATION) The Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ® ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

An ever-expanding array of applications have been developed for ultrasound, including its goal-directed use at the bedside, often called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). In Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and many other European and Asian countries, neonatologist-performed, targeted POCUS is now a routine practice in neonatal intensive... 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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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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Intensive Care Ventilators - A Primary Option For Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In The ICU

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

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Asst. Prof. Matthew P. Kirschen

Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Critically Ill Patients

Without Primary Acute Brain Injury This review focuses on the current...

 Jason Van Schoor

Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

Defining the Role of the Intensive Care Unit This review article aims...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

The Post-ICU Patient

N umerous patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) every...

 Sten Walther

Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in...

 David McWilliams

Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communication...

Dr. Sam Miotke

Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation....

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