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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

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Do We Need to Diagnose ARDS?

2020 19 Oct

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the clinical expression of acute, non-haemodynamic lung oedema. It is typically diagnosed by hypoxaemia, and bilateral lung infiltrates in the absence of increased capillary hydrostatic pressure. ARDS represents nearly a quarter of the ICU patients who require mechanical ventilation. There is significant... Read more

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RCT shows that NAVA shortens time of mechanical ventilation by almost 35% for adult ICU patients

2020 30 Sep

The clinical effectiveness of  Getinge ’s patented Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA), which uses the patient’s own respiratory drive to control ventilator assistance, is supported in the NAVIATOR trial. According to the NAVIATOR trial, NAVA significantly increased the number of ventilator-free days and shortened the time of mechanical ventilation... Read more

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Getinge Is Announcing A Voluntary Recall Of The Servo-i Ventilator System’s Nebulizer Connector

2020 23 Sep

Getinge is announcing a voluntary medical device recall for the Servo-i ventilator system due to a potentially shorter than specified nebulizer connector. This issue does not affect the functionality of the Servo-i ventilator system. To date, there have been no adverse events reported resulting in serious illness or injuries related to the mentioned... Read more

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Ageing Population

2020 14 Sep

T he process of ageing cannot be defined by a number. The World Health Organization classifies anyone over the age of 65 as elderly. However, it is important to understand that ageing is a complex process, and we must consider physiological and cognitive vulnerabilities when talking about ageing as they can make some elderly people more prone to... Read more

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Is COVID-19 the Black Swan?

2020 11 Aug

Nassim Taleb, in his book, "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable," describes the term Black Swan as a rare, unknown event, which with hindsight is rationalised. Taleb talks about the human tendency to always find simplistic explanations for unknown events, what he calls the Black Swan theory. Is COVID-19 a black swan?... Read more

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Getinge Receives 510(k) Clearance From US FDA For The Servo-air® Mechanical Ventilator

2020 07 Jul

Getinge has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s Servo-air® mechanical ventilator, which is part of the Servo family that supports intensive care ventilation ever since the first model was introduced in 1971. "We are happy to be able to help clinicians in their endeavor to save lives by adding... Read more