Test can identify ICU patients at risk of life-threatening infections
Researchers in the UK say a new test can help identify patients in intensive care units (ICUs) at great risk of developing life-threatening secondary... Read more
Receptor blockers superior to proton pump inhibitors in preventing GI bleeding
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine type-2 receptor blockers (H2Bs) are the main stress ulcer prophylactic agents prescribed by... Read more
Algorithm for early diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopaenia in ICU
Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a range of clinical problems, including multi-organ failure, sepsis, and shock, and early... Read more
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
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 following steps for quality impact healthcare consumerism
Quality Assurance as a function of healthcare business profitability and... Read more
The Accelerate Pheno™ system in clinical practice: fast and accurate turnaround for critical results
Our clinical experiences of using the Accelerate Pheno™ system have... Read more
New Technologies Simplify Use and Offer Additional Tests Stat Profile Prime Plus is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, CO-Oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact...
The VITROS ® 3600 Immunodiagnostics System has been designed to help you effectively deliver a broad portfolio of high value immunoassay results. The VITROS ® 3600 System also offers Intelligent Sample Management, with the ability to prioritize...
*Not yet available in all markets The Most Comprehensive Critical Care Analyzer One analyzer, up to 20 tests No other blood gas analyzer can match the clinical value of pHOx Ultra, which provides up to 20 critical care tests from one...
Expect more from extended phenotype testing ORTHO ™ Sera offers the ONLY comprehensive menu of antisera for phenotyping available in a column agglutination technology (CAT) testing format. Comprehensive meets efficient Increasing...
IVD CAPSULE PSP The IVD CAPSULE PSP is a rapid, single-use in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative measurement of pancreatic stone protein (PSP) in blood. The test is intended to be used in conjunction with other clinical assessments and laboratory...