Search Tag: anaemia

Executive Health Management

2018 06 Jun

The motivation for implementing Patient Blood Management is based on the finding of anaemia, especially in the operative setting, representing a risk factor for increased odds of in-hospital mortality as well as additional complications. All too frequently, patients already have insufficient blood volume when presenting for surgery.  During... Read more

Cardiology Management

Anaemia in heart failure: still relevant?

2018 14 Mar

One-third of all patients with heart failure (HF) have anaemia, and its presence is associated with more symptoms, increased rates of hospitalisation, and increased mortality. A major factor that leads to anaemia in HF is inadequate erythropoietin production resulting from renal failure. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have been proven to... Read more

ICU Management

How to Implement Patient Blood Management Bundles

2016 28 Jun

Guidance on how to implement patient blood management (PBM) in a hospital is provided in an article just published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews . Corresponding author Prof. Dr. Patrick Meybohm (pictured), from the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany... Read more

ICU Management

Kai Zacharowski Honoured by Patient Safety Foundation for PBMS

2016 16 Feb

Professor Kai Zacharowski , Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy at Frankfurt University Hospital has been honoured with the 2015 Humanitarian Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation , for his outstanding contribution to reducing the number of preventable patient deaths. Zacharowski and his team developed... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical Evaluation of New Patient Dedicated Blood Gas Analyser Published

2015 30 Apr

Results from evaluation study of Proxima miniature in-line analyser demonstrate excellent agreement with bench top blood gas analyser Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announced that the results of a clinical study evaluating its new Proxima miniature in-line blood gas analyser have been published... Read more

ICU Management

New Blood-Taking Method Avoids Wastage

2015 24 Apr

A new technique of drawing blood from a patient using a modified intra-arterial (IA) line can reduce blood wastage significantly, according to a team of nurses from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Alexandra Hospital in Singapore. The modification adds a three-way tap and an additional syringe to the existing IA line kit. “The additional syringe serves... Read more

ICU Management

#ISICEM15: European Launch of New Proxima System

2015 06 Mar

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will launch its groundbreaking in-line patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium at ISICEM 2015. The advanced Proxima System uniquely delivers true point-of-care testing (POCT) by enabling critical care staff to obtain frequent laboratory... Read more

ICU Management

Excessive Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients Lead to Anaemia, Transfusions

2015 02 Mar

According to an article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting and can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anaemia and the need for blood transfusion. Previous research already shows that patients who receive blood transfusions... Read more

Cardiology Management

Iron Therapy For Chronic Heart Failure

2014 12 Sep

According to the Ferric CarboxymaltOse evaluatioN on perFormance in patients with IRon deficiency in coMbination with chronic heart failure (CONFIRM) study, presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, treating symptomatic heart failure in patients with iron deficiency using intravenous ferric carboxymaltose resulted... Read more