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ICU Management

2021 16 Apr

The ICU is one of the most challenging places to work in a hospital. Caring for and treating critically ill patients is as emotionally demanding as it is physically straining. Burdened with serious illnesses, patients in the ICU often need more attention than patients on regular wards. The nursing job has been complex and stressful before... Read more

Cardiology Management

Do defibrillators deliver in dialysis?

2019 05 Jun

Patients who have to undergo dialysis are known to have a higher mortality rate. This is mainly attributed to sudden cardiac death (SCD), which in turn is attributable to arrhythmic triggers including electrolyte and fluid shifts, myocardial ischaemia, and dialysis-induced haemodynamic stress superimposed on a vulnerable cardiac substrate of left... Read more

ICU Management

34th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT

2016 07 Jun

The Vicenza International Courses are well renewed scientific events held in the city of Andrea Palladio. Starting in 1982, international Vicenza courses have been held regularly featuring an outstanding faculty and gathering participants from numerous countries. The themes of Critical Care Nephrology, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis have been... Read more

ICU Management

Medtronic Adds Life-Extending Dialysis Portfolio to Recently Formed Renal Care Solutions Business

2016 02 Feb

Furthering its commitment to improve outcomes, expand therapy access, and optimize costs and efficiencies in end stage renal disease (ESRD), Medtronic plc has announced it acquired privately-held Bellco, a pioneer in hemodialysis treatment solutions.  Bellco's portfolio bolsters Medtronic's legacy renal access business and will be a foundational component... Read more

ICU Management

Fluid Therapy: Buffered Crystalloids No Better Than Saline

2015 08 Oct

Use of a buffered crystalloid for fluid therapy, compared with saline, did not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury or failure for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to new research presented at the 28th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The findings are also published in JAMA . Although 0.9 percent... Read more

ICU Management

Specialist Nurses Help Boost Transplant Figures

2015 03 Aug

In Ireland, the number of transplants this year has increased following the appointment of six nurses in hospitals across the country who liaise with bereaved families about donating a loved one's organs. So far, 157 transplants have been performed, involving 47 deceased donors and 17 living donors. For 2015, authorities say, the overall target is... Read more

ICU Management

ALung Receives CE Mark for New Hemolung XG4 Cartridge and Catheter Kits

2015 18 Jun

ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, has announced that it has received CE mark approval for its next generation  Hemolung XG4 Cartridge and Catheter Kits . The devices are used as part of the Hemolung Respiratory... Read more

Cardiology Management

Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning Reduces Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery

2015 30 May

According to a study published in JAMA, the use of remote ischaemic preconditioning reduced the rate of kidney injury and the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery in high-risk patients. The study will be presented at the 52nd European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress. The procedure is performed to help protect... Read more

Cardiology Management

Hormone and Bone Tests Indicative of Dialysis Patients' Heart Health

2015 05 Apr

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , bone loss may be a sign of poor heart health in patients on dialysis. Therefore, monitoring bone loss in such patients may provide an early alert to physicians regarding cardiovascular problems. Patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis often have... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Fenoldopam After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Reduce Need for Dialysis

2014 29 Sep

According to a study being presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, infusion of the antihypertensive agent fenoldopam in patients with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis) or risk of death at 30 days. The administration of... Read more