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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Ventilation: Weaning/Post-extubation Management

2017 09 May

Endotracheal mechanical ventilation (MV) is a major treatment of life-threatening conditions, but weaning from MV remains a great challenge, and time of extubation a critical issue in the ICU management, says an Editorial published in the journal Annals of Translational Medicine. Extubation failure can occur in 10-20% of cases with a higher ICU mortality... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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Evidence-Based Design Drives New Finnish ICU

2016 11 Jun

An intensive and intermediate care unit due to open in 2018 at Seinäjoki Central Hospital in Finland is the result of extensive evidence-based design research and virtual modelling. The facility with 24 single patient rooms will be the first ICU with single patient rooms in Finland.Design The EVICURES project included research carried out by VTT Technical... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Measuring Physical Function of ICU Patients

2016 24 Jan

The Acute Care Index of Function (ACIF) — developed for neurological patients — can be used to measure physical function in ICU patients, according to a study published in the journal Heart & Lung. ACIF scores also strongly predict the likelihood of discharge home compared to another facility. Early mobilisation of ICU patients results in shorter duration... Read more

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Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

2015 22 Dec

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently published Cochrane Review that evaluated the benefit of intraoperative use of low tidal volume ventilation (< 10 mL/kg of predicted body weight) to decrease postoperative complications concludes by recommending... Read more

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Bone Fracture Risk for Critically Ill

2015 08 Dec

New research has found reduced bone mass in patients one year after being hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU). The loss of bone density, along with other clinical risk factors assessed by a World Health Organization algorithm, may increase their chances of suffering a fragility fracture, according to researchers.Neil R. Orford, MBBS, director... Read more

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Top 10 List of Health Tech Hazards

2015 16 Nov

Infections from flexible endoscopes, missed alarms, and opioid-related deaths are the top health technology hazards that hospitals and clinicians have to deal with in 2016, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute. The group recently released its  annual top-10 list of technology hazards to help hospitals prioritise technology safety efforts... Read more