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ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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ICU Management

High Altitude Research and its Relevance to Critical Illness

2017 28 May

Critical illness can be considered as the body’s failure to compensate for severe pathophysiological ‘stress’. The result is a vicious circle of damage that ultimately ends in organ failure, permanent harm and, unfortunately for many, death. Fortunately, the human body is remarkably resilient. It has the ability to tolerate changes to its internal milieu... Read more

ICU Management

Teleflex Incorporated Announces Worldwide Voluntary Recall of Hudson RCI® LIFESAVER®

2015 29 Jun

Teleflex Incorporated announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the voluntary medical device recall of Hudson RCI® LIFESAVER® Neonate Manual Resuscitator as a Class 1 recall. FDA defines Class I recalls as, “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Hypoxia, Hypotension 'Deadly Combo' in TBI

2014 21 Nov

Prehospital hypoxia and hypotension have been known to increase mortality in the setting of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results of a new study showed that while hypoxia and hypotension increased mortality by four- and threefold respectively, the combination of these two factors further increased mortality by 14-fold.The largest previous study had... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer Treatment Response Impacted by Tumours’ Oxygen Levels

2013 08 Nov

According to a recent study conducted by scientists from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and published in ‘Clinical Cancer Research’, cancer patients’ treatments could be tailored to their personal needs by using their tumour’s genetic make-up in order to evaluate whether additional drugs could benefit their radiotherapy programme.It is known... Read more