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Data-driven management for intensive care units

2019 14 Mar

This article focuses on the clinical and practical application of current available cloud-based data analysis to benchmarking in real-time and to optimise clinical care in the ICU.   Introduction   The ICU is a highly technological environment where each patient data generates thousands of data-points per day. However, most of this data is... Read more

Paradigm shift in sepsis prevention

2018 15 May

There is a paradigm shift happening for sepsis. "Sepsis is no longer solely conceptualised as problem of individual patients treated in emergency departments and intensive care units but also as one that is addressed as public health issue with population- and systems-based solutions," says a commentary in the journal Critical Care.  Such a... Read more

C. auris outbreak linked to multiuse thermometers in UK ICU

2018 24 Apr

New research from the UK suggests that multiuse patient equipment, such as thermometers, could help spread the fungal pathogen Candida auris ( C. auris ) in hospitalised patients, particularly those in intensive care units (ICUs). The findings were presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).... Read more

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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The critical care resuscitation unit

2018 16 Mar

A new paradigm for optimising inter-hospital transfer of patients with non-trauma time sensitive critical conditions The number of clinical conditions which have improved outcomes associated with shorter time to specialised resuscitation and definitive intervention continues to increase. Many of these time-sensitive conditions have improved outcomes... Read more

How NO and CO affect mitochondrial function in critically ill patients

2018 16 Jan

Patients admitted to intensive care units are mostly suffering from sepsis, septic shock, traumatic haemorrhagic shock (HTS), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is known that gaseous messengers, especially nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), play a key role in those life threatening pathological situations. A review paper, published by Frontiers... Read more

What's the latest on ventilator-associated pneumonia?"

2017 19 Dec

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent life-threatening nosocomial infection in intensive care units. Although bundles of prevention measures are effective in decreasing the VAP rate, the insufficient compliance observed in clinical practice needs to be addressed in order to define easier-to-apply procedures, according to a review... Read more

ICU Design – Does it Matter?

2011 21 Oct

Professor Flaatten explains how design can affect patient outcome, and reports data collected from a temporary ICU set-up during reconstruction of his ICU at Haukeland University. Does design matter? Intuitively most intensivists would probably answer yes to this question, given the experience we all have from various designs and functions... Read more