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ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

2018 16 Mar

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment and management of patients, especially following traumatic brain injury (TBI) but also other clinical conditions such as non-traumatic bleeds, hydrocephalus, space-occupying lesions and cerebral oedema. The key target to monitor and treat ICP is to optimise the cerebral perfusion... Read more

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Innovations in monitoring: from smartphones to wearables

2017 15 Sep

This article describes recent advances and perspectives in cardiorespiratory monitoring for surgical patients, from prehabilitation to rehabilitation, from smartphones to wearable sensors.   There are over 320 million inpatient surgical procedures worldwide (Weiser et al. 2015). We learnt from the recent International Surgical Outcomes (ISOS)... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

2016 27 Sep

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could be regions with inadequate regional oxygenation at the tissue ‏level. The most recent developments of noninvasive monitoring of the ‏peripheral circulation have helped physicians to early identify patients ‏at high risk for tissue hypoperfusion, organ failure and poor outcome.... Read more

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Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

2016 21 May

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at risk of infection. The Heart Rate Observation system (HeRO) (MPSC, Charlottesville, USA) is an algorithm-based system that can detect slight changes in a baby’s heartbeat that could be an early sign of a major... Read more

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Evidence on Monitoring - Capnography, Neuromuscular Blocking

2016 13 Apr

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health has published assessments of monitoring for neuromuscular blockade and for capnography. The rapid response report  Neuromuscular monitoring for patients receiving continuous paralytic or neuromuscular blocking agents: a review of the clinical effectiveness and guidelines reviews the clinical... Read more

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Masimo Introduces SafetyNet™ Surveillance at HIMSS16

2016 07 Mar

Patient Video Surveillance System Provides High-Definition Real-Time Imaging at the Bedside Masimo  (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced the debut of SafetyNet™Surveillance at the  HIMSS  (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. SafetyNet Surveillance is a video surveillance system that... Read more

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5th International Fluid Academy Days 2015

2015 26 Nov

Introducing the International Fluid Academy A neglected topic for way too long, the interest in fluid therapy seems to be quickly rising as the medical community is making a shift from looking at fluids as a mere method of stabilization towards the appreciation of its relevant side effects. Read more

Executive Health Management

Report Highlights Entrapment Gaps in Hospital Beds

2014 04 Aug

A recent report published in the online journal Age and Ageing outlines the findings from a survey of beds within a large teaching hospital in Ireland. The findings show that many beds in the hospital did not comply with the dimensional standards that have been put in place in order to minimise the risk of entrapment. The report highlights the need... Read more