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ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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ICU Management

Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

2017 16 Mar

The specialty of intensive care medicine grew out of the realisation that critically ill patients needed more attention and specialised treatment than could be provided on a general ward, and that many of these patients had similar clinical problems and processes, so management would be facilitated if they were grouped together in one place. Since those early... Read more

ICU Management

Precision Medicine in Sepsis

2017 16 Mar

Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for sepsis argue for a new approach. While precision medicine has been successfully implemented in other fields, testing it in sepsis poses challenges, which this review will discuss, along with potential implementation strategies.Sepsis has an estimated annual incidence of 1.3 million... Read more

ICU Management

Personalised/ Precision Medicine

2017 16 Mar

The progress towards, and potential of, personalised/ precision medicine in intensive care is the theme for our cover story. We are making progress in moving away from therapies based on poorly characterised patient populations to more personalised treatment of critically ill patients, although true precision medicine, based on individual genes, environment... Read more

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Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

2015 26 Oct

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital substances for patients in the intensive care unit. This means medical staff can be alerted about critical blood levels of patients and react more quickly. The device was unveiled at the 2015 BioCAS Conference... Read more