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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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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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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

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Study: ED-ICU Collaboration Reduced Sepsis Mortality, Costs

2015 23 Oct

Close collaboration between the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU) and standardised ICU admission criteria for patients with sepsis can significantly reduce mortality rate and care costs, according to new research published in CHEST Journal. "Although ICU level of care is costly, earlier inclusion of borderline patients may improve... Read more

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EHR and ICU Quality Improvement: Some Successes

2015 22 Oct

A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that implementation of electronic health records (EHR) at a large tertiary hospital resulted in significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) mortality rates. The findings are published in CHEST Journal. Health information... Read more

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Acute Care Teleconferencing

2015 10 Sep

As time is critical in the treatment of stroke patients, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has adopted an innovative teleservices platform called Telestroke. The aim is to test patients for the cause of a stroke and diagnose them for a specific medication within 3.5 to 4.5 hours after a stroke occurs, according to an article in Read more

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Clothing in NICU may Spread Respiratory Infections

2015 28 Aug

New research shows that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are visiting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The finding was presented at the International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia.  RSV is the leading cause of childhood respiratory... Read more

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