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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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ICU Management

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... 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

IT Management

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

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ALung Receives CE Mark for New Hemolung XG4 Cartridge and Catheter Kits

2015 18 Jun

ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, has announced that it has received CE mark approval for its next generation  Hemolung XG4 Cartridge and Catheter Kits . The devices are used as part of the Hemolung Respiratory... Read more

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SERVO Ventilators Win Several Prestigious Awards

2015 17 Jun

Both the SERVO-U® and SERVO-n® ventilators have won the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This is the largest and most recognized product competition in the world. This year, there were a record number of entries - nearly 5,000 competing for the prize - making the dual victory an even more impressive accomplishment. This award came shortly after the recent... Read more

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Breathe Technologies, Inc. Announces FDA Clearence for Life 2000 Ventilation System

2015 15 Jun

– Breathe Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency and neuromuscular diseases,has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for its critical care Breathe Technologies Life2000 Ventilation System, which is intended to provide continuous... Read more

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ResMed Provides Update on Phase III SERVE-HF Study

2015 23 May

Study Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint Safety Signal of Increased Cardiovascular Mortality Found for ASV Therapy in People with Predominant Central Sleep Apnoea and Symptomatic Chronic Heart Failure Results and Safety Signal Observed Only in This Specific Study Population ResMed (NYSE: RMD) has announced that SERVE-HF, a multinational, multicentre,... Read more

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2-Minute Training For Neonatal Mask Ventilation

2014 12 Oct

Worldwide, an estimated three to six percent of newborn infants need assisted positive pressure ventilation (PPV) at birth. Adequate PPV is the cornerstone for effective neonatal resuscitation. However, achieving effective manual ventilation can be difficult because most clinicians are not aware when a mask leaks or airway obstruction occurs and excessive... Read more