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Using biomarkers to improve sepsis diagnosis and treatment

2019 12 Mar

Since sepsis was first identified almost three decades ago, the existing definitions remain imprecise and the clinical diagnosis of sepsis corresponds poorly with post hoc presence of infection. Furthermore, the outcome of sepsis depends on factors beyond patient signs and symptoms, including age, the infection source, and the timing and appropriateness... Read more

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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

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Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

2015 26 Oct

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital substances for patients in the intensive care unit. This means medical staff can be alerted about critical blood levels of patients and react more quickly. The device was unveiled at the 2015 BioCAS Conference... Read more

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Old Blood as Good as Fresh

2015 17 Mar

A large clinical trial provides reassuring evidence about the safety of blood routinely transfused to critically ill patients, with data showing that blood stored for three weeks is just as good as fresh blood. The findings are published online in The New England Journal of Medicine . A team of researchers from 64 Canadian and European centres conducted... Read more

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Dr. Michael Quintel Joins Sphere’s Medical Advisory Board

2015 14 Jan

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Michael Quintel to its Medical Advisory Board (MAB). Professor Quintel is a leading clinician within the German and European intensive care profession who fully complements Sphere Medical’s current MAB members.   “Professor... Read more

Health Management

CONSIDERATIONS ON NEEDLESTICK INJURY DEVICES

2014 08 Nov

The transmission of pathogens through blood and other body fluids represents one of the main risks in the healthcare setting. Although over 20 pathogens can be transmitted in this way, the most important are the hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses and the AIDS virus (HIV). Since 2006 it has been mandatory in the Madrid Region of Spain to... Read more

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Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke? Check the Biomarkers!

2014 10 Apr

When someone suffers a stroke, a race against time begins, as a fast diagnosis and subsequent treatment can make the difference between life and death. According to a report published in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, a team of scientists led by Steven A. Soper is working on a new blood test that could swiftly diagnose not only whether... Read more

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Study: Masimo PVI Facilitates Fluid Administration Under Anesthesia

2014 09 Apr

Masimo has announced a recent study in the Journal of Monitoring and Computing demonstrates that Masimo's noninvasive PVI parameter can help clinicians optimise fluid management and reduce unnecessary fluid administration for abdominal surgical patients under combined general and epidural anesthesia. Combining general and epidural anesthesia reduces... Read more

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Sepsis Study: Same Survival Rate Regardless of Treatment Method

2014 20 Mar

Comparing three treatment methods shows same survival rate According to a five-year clinical study named ProCESS, for Protocolised Care for Early Septic Shock, and published online on March 18, 2014, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the survival rate for patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether they received treatment... Read more