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Effects of Ventilatory Rescue Therapies in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 23 Mar

Several publications have highlighted the features of COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Patients with COVID-19 ARDS have a form of injury that resembles ARDS unrelated to COVID-19. International guidelines recommend adherence to evidence-based management strategies, including lung-protective mechanical ventilation and... Read more

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Cognitive Impairment, Brain Insult After Mechanical Ventilation

2021 16 Mar

Mechanical ventilation is an essential treatment strategy in the ICU. It is a life-support tool that is often needed in critically ill patients. However, mechanical ventilation is known to cause injury to distal organs such as the lungs, diaphragm and brain. A systematic review was conducted to identify publications that assessed the link between... Read more

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Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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How To Ventilate COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

TwinStream ®  ICU with p-BLV ®  (Pulsatile Bilevel Ventilation) T he Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ®  ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

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20 Lessons from 2020

2021 22 Feb

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on ICUs and critical care healthcare providers all across the globe. As of this week, 110 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and 2.4 million have died. Many of the infected patients need hospitalisation and admission to the ICU. A high percentage of severely ill patients with... Read more

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Ventilator-Associated Events in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2021 06 Feb

Critically ill patients in the ICU often require life-saving mechanical ventilation. For many, this is an unavoidable intervention, despite the multiple complications associated with it. Ventilator-associated event (VAE) surveillance was proposed in 2013 by a working group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three tiers of VAEs... Read more

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#EA20: Ethics and Triage in COVID-19

2020 01 Dec

In an extremely informative session at the Euroanaesthesia 2020 this week, Caterina Aurilio of Naples, Italy, discussed triage in COVID-19 - who should be ventilated? Prof. Aurilio highlighted the fact that guidelines had been developed by different health systems across the globe to provide treatments in the ICU and to reduce the burden on doctors... Read more

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Intensive Care Ventilators - A Primary Option For Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In The ICU

2020 06 Nov

Summary &   recommendations regarding ventilators   Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more

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Getinge launches NICCI – the latest innovation in Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring

2020 26 Oct

NICCI is Getinge’s latest innovation in Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring, providing continuous and noninvasive hemodynamic insights to reduce the risk of severe complications for patients with low blood pressure. Blood pressure is one of the most important variables evaluated during almost every surgical intervention, but recent... Read more

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Awake Prone Positioning and Risk of Intubation in COVID-19

2020 19 Oct

Many COVID-19 patients develop severe bilateral viral pneumonia, which evolves into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARD). High-flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNO) has been shown to be effective in decreasing the need for endotracheal intubation with patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure (ARF). However, in patients with COVID-19, the recommendation... Read more