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UK study: extubating ventilated patients on vasoactive infusions 'safe'

2018 11 Jul

In a large single centre study, 21 percent of intubated patients who received infusions of vasoactive infusions while mechanically ventilated were extubated for the first time while still receiving them. Coincident with their earlier extubation, these patients' ICU length of stay was shorter without an increase in ICU mortality, hospital mortality... Read more

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Lighter emergency breathing tubes associated with higher survival after OHCA

2018 01 Jun

When paramedics used a new, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube to give oxygen to patients who had had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, these patients survived longer than patients who received oxygen via the traditional endotracheal tube, according to the results of a large randomised controlled trial conducted in the USA.   The results... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?

2016 30 Nov

Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest, cerebral anoxia and death, are the most frequent complications related to intubation in intensive care units (ICU), associated with difficulty of intubation. To prevent and limit the incidence of difficult intubation, specific risk factors for difficult intubation in the ICU... Read more

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Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

2016 05 Oct

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were tracheally intubated during in-hospital cardiac arrest. Lars W. Andersen, MD, MPH, of the Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues, analysed data from the United... Read more

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Medtronic Acquires Aircraft Medical to Aid in the Preventable Issue of Respiratory Compromise

2015 20 Nov

Aircraft's Offering Allows Clinicians a Single, Hybrid Device for All Intubations In support of the company's therapy innovation strategy,  Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT) announced it has acquired Aircraft Medical, a privately-held medical device company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that develops affordable, handheld high-quality video laryngoscopes... Read more

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Video About End-of-Life Procedures Informs Decisions of Terminally Ill Patients

2015 20 Feb

A video which describes assistive and resuscitation procedures, such as CPR and intubation, helps seriously ill older patients to decide whether they want such interventions performed by their physicians if they experience a life-threatening event such as cardiac arrest. The decision-support tool, developed by the Video Images of Disease for Ethical... Read more

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Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

2014 09 Oct

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent mortality factor in cardiac surgical patients. Cardiac surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia with patients mechanically ventilated in the postoperative period until they have achieved... Read more

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"The Future of Intubation": Robotic Intubation Prototype Crawls to the Lungs in Difficult Situations

2013 14 Aug

"The future of intubation": Students in the Biodesign program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center designed a self-guided robotic intubation device that crawls to the lungs in difficult situations. (Photo: Hebrew University) Graduates of the Hebrew University’s Biodesign program revealed a robotic intubation device... Read more