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Sepsis

2024 12 Jan

Sepsis is a prominent cause of mortality in ICUs. Despite extensive research on the dynamics leading to sepsis, the role of cytokines—immune system molecules that can cause substantial harm to the body—has remained inadequately understood. While these proteins typically regulate inflammation, an overly aggressive immune response can result in a cytokine...Read more

ICU Management

2023 21 Dec

There is increasing evidence that factors such as sex, race, and socioeconomic status may influence the treatment received in ICUs. Data suggests that women are less likely to receive invasive ventilation, vasoactive medication, renal replacement therapy (RRT), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and tracheostomy than men, but previous studies...Read more

ICU Management

2023 22 Nov

Sleep measurement in critically ill patients remains a barrier for large studies on ICU sleep and circadian disruption (SCD). The gold standard, polysomnography, is difficult to interpret due to factors like medications and complex illnesses. While portable, wearable devices have improved sleep and circadian function measures, challenges persist for...Read more

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2023 13 Oct

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2023 13 Oct

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making significant strides in healthcare, and its application in critical care is no exception. AI technologies can potentially enhance patient care, improve clinical outcomes, and streamline healthcare operations in the ICU.     There are numerous ways in which AI can be effectively utilised in the ICU....Read more

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2023 13 Oct

Ongoing research and challenges regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to leverage data and identify complex interactions to address antimicrobial resistance in the ICU.     The possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically, machine learning (ML), are being researched across almost all domains...Read more

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2023 26 Sep

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are emerging technologies with diverse applications, from entertainment and education to medical care. VR immerses users in a virtual three-dimensional environment, while AR retains connection to the real world while increasing information through the use of virtual elements. Both require specialised...Read more

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2023 24 Sep

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2023 11 Sep

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Health Management

2023 30 Aug

Instituting patient safety practices will save lives and healthcare dollars. We are proud of our healthcare experts; it is the system that needs to be fixed, and we can do that! We can create a system where safe, high-quality healthcare is delivered to every patient every time. Healthcare must become a high-reliability organisation, and this starts...Read more

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2024 28 Jan

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Sepsis

2023 18 Jul

Sepsis is a frequently encountered condition that leads to severe illness and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is commonly accompanied by acute kidney injury (AKI), known as sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI). The relationship between sepsis and AKI has been investigated in prior studies. However, the absence...Read more

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2023 26 Jun

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2023 13 Jun

Medication use is a fundamental aspect of healthcare. The process of administering medication involves numerous steps. Within a single medication administration sequence, there can be a range of 80 to 200 individual steps. Each of these steps represents a potential opportunity for a medication error, thus highlighting the importance of thorough and...Read more

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2023 09 Jun

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2023 22 Jun

Find Nova Biomedical on Social Media      Presenters:   Brad S. Karon, M.D., PhD, FACB Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology; Director, Point of Care Testing and Hospital Clinical Labs Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN   Naveen Bangia, PhD Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova Biomedical...Read more

ICU Management

2023 08 Jun

  Find Nova Biomedical on Social Media      Presenters:   Brad S. Karon, M.D., PhD, FACB Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology; Director, Point of Care Testing and Hospital Clinical Labs Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN   Naveen Bangia, PhD Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova...Read more

ICU Management

2023 19 Apr

Nursing teams play an important role in providing safe and adequate care to critically ill patients in the ICU. The patient-to-nurse ratio significantly impacts patient outcomes, and teamwork is also crucial.   A recent study emphasises the need for effective communication, collaboration, and a shared sense of responsibility among the nursing team...Read more

ICU Management

2023 15 Mar

Recent research on end-of-life (EOL) care in the ICU has focused on the importance of communication between ICU clinicians and patients' families. This research has highlighted the impact of such communication on family symptoms in the months following a patient's death.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, restricted visiting policies in ICUs...Read more

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2023 29 Jan

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2023 24 Jan

Patients discharged from ICUs are traditionally transferred to a hospital ward to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation and to organise discharge planning. However,  direct discharge home (DDH) from ICUs is becoming more common due to high hospital ward censuses and transfer delays. This increase is mainly due to strained ward capacity and high costs....Read more

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2023 09 Jan

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2022 01 Dec

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2022 09 Nov

In recent years, health diaries have become an important tool for patients and providers to manage personal health. A health diary is a record of a patient's overall health and wellness, which the patient writes to keep track of different aspects of their health. Studies show that greater self-care behaviours, such as the use of symptom diaries, improve...Read more

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2022 27 Oct

Since the opening in 2021, Getinge’s Virtual Hospital has offered visitors to experience hospital solutions in different rooms. The online facility is now coming together as a whole, with entire hospital departments allowing visitors the full picture of how the MedTech suppliers broad range of solutions work together throughout the clinical pathway....Read more

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2022 17 Oct

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2022 31 Oct

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2022 20 Oct

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Sepsis

2022 18 Oct

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ICU Management

2022 14 Oct

Infections occur frequently in critically ill patients in the ICU. They may be the reason for admission and could also be due to immunosuppression associated with critical illness. Antibiotics are essential tools for treating both common and complex infections. It is recommended that antibiotics should be administered as soon as possible once an infection...Read more