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ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Supporting the patient innovator

2018 16 Mar

Their inability to communicate effectively whilst he had a tracheostomy on the intensive care unit (ICU), had such a profound impact on Duncan Buckley and his wife, Lisa-Marie, that they developed a concept for a novel interactive communication device, called ‘ICU CHAT’. Together, they have been embedded within the multidisciplinary ICU research team... Read more

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Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: guide for ICU team

2018 23 Jan

Guidance from the Canadian Critical Care Society aims to guide and educate the multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) team and all involved in end-of-life decision making on the background to withdrawal or withholding of life sustaining treatment.The authors emphasise that any form of life-sustaining treatment (LST) should be considered a trial... Read more

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What's the effective antibiotic dosing in critically ill patients?

2017 28 Nov

Mortality due to severe infections in the intensive care unit (ICU) remains high despite recent therapeutic advancements. It is believed that ICU pathogens are relatively different from those in the general wards as they commonly have reduced antibiotic susceptibility. However, despite profound physiological and pharmacokinetic differences to the non-critically... Read more

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Optimizing Sepsis Management in the Intensive Care Unit: An Interview With Jordi Trafi

2016 18 Oct

“Studies continue to show that guiding antibiotic therapy based on the dynamics of PCT levels in the blood will reduce not only the use of antibiotics but also the length of stay, hereby lowering hospital costs significantly" - an interview with Jordi Trafi. Sepsis can easily escalate to the life-threatening condition septic shock which has a mortality... Read more

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HAMILTON-C1: Minimum Size for Maximum Performance

2016 11 Oct

Requiring only a minimum of space, the HAMILTON-C1 mechanical ventilator combines maximum mobility with invasive and noninvasive modes, as well as high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated high-performance turbine enables the HAMILTON-C1 to be completely independent of compressed air. This makes it an ideal companion for all patient groups in the intensive... Read more

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Masimo Announces Full Market Release of Next Generation SpHb® Spot Check Pronto®

2016 08 Jun

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced the full market release outside the U.S. of the Pronto® Pulse CO-Oximeter® with Next Generation SpHb® Spot Check technology. Next Generation Pronto features rainbow SET™ technology, for noninvasive spot checking of total hemoglobin (SpHb), oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI).In addition... Read more

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27th SMART 2016

2016 30 Mar

Since 1990 this three-day meeting is held every year in May in Milan, Italy. Over the years, it has become established as one of the most important and renowned scientific events in the field of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, now attracting more than 3500 participants.Internationally oriented since its first steps, the SMART meeting is valued... Read more

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Is There a Simple Answer to All Challenges in the ICU?

2016 21 Mar

With an average 1.5 times higher staff-to-patient ratio than general wards, today's Intensive Care Units set enormous challenges to caregivers, requiring constant, close monitoring as well as quick diagnosis and responses to sudden changes of patients' conditions. How can we make things easier in the ICU? What support do caregivers actually need to... Read more

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Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

2015 25 Oct

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, NY. Results found that a restrictive approach led to large decreases in total chest x-rays (CXRs) ordered, correcting for both total number of patients and ventilator days.A restrictive... Read more