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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

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Mechanical Ventilation in COVID-19

2020 27 May

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 patients. For those who develop respiratory failure and are unable to oxygenate with non-invasive methods, critical care doctors are providing supportive therapy. Since the pandemic started, mechanical ventilation has routinely been employed to oxygenate seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Each hospital has... Read more

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Volume 20 - Issue 1, 2020

2020 19 May

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Challenges and Management in Italy and Lessons Learned

2020 19 May

Prof. Maurizio Cecconi is the President-Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is also the Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Istituto Clinico Humanitas and a full professor of Anaesthesia and ICU at the Humanitas University. Prof. Cecconi has worked in different healthcare systems, including the... Read more