Innovative Intensive Care

ICU cares for people who have life-threatening conditions, such as a serious injury or illness, where they receive around-the-clock monitoring and life support. A person is likely to be admitted to ICU if they are in a critical condition and need constant observation and specialised care. This can happen after major surgery, accidents, severe burn, heart or kidney failure, stroke, heart attack, pneumonia, sepsis and or if a baby is born prematurely or with a serious illness. Hydrogen gas will help all of these conditions.

Medical gas is critical to the function of hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. Medical gas systems in hospitals are, in a word, lifesaving. Hydrogen Piped in oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and medical air to hospital areas such as patient rooms, recovery areas, operating rooms, and ICU departments is critical to the survival of patients and now hydrogen needs to be added to the list.

Hydrogen gas is a promising novel therapy for emergency and critical care medicine. Hydrogen gas exerts a therapeutic effect in a wide range of disease conditions: From acute illness such as ischemia–reperfusion injury, shock, and damage healing to chronic illness such as metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases. In relation to various aspects of emergency and critical care medicine we have researchers reporting hydrogen useful for acute myocardial infarction, cardiopulmonary arrest syndrome, sepsis, contrast‐induced acute kidney injury, and hemorrhagic shock. Hydrogen gas has even been used to attenuate oxidative stress in a rat model of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

“Critically ill patients suffer from oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). Although ROS/RNS are constantly produced under normal circumstances, critical illness can drastically increase their production. These patients have reduced plasma and intracellular levels of antioxidants and free electron scavengers or cofactors, and decreased activity of the enzymatic system involved in ROS detoxification. The pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance is of functional relevance during critical illness because it is involved in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure.”[i] Hydrogen is the gas that directly and immediately addresses critical conditions resulting from massive oxidative stress.

The unit on the left is waiting for FDA approval (so not available yet) and is estimated to cost thirty thousand dollars. This is an emergency room / ICU / Operation room hydrogen machine with a high Gas Production Rate: Hydrogen /Oxygen: 3000ml~6000ml/min. The Hydrogen Technologies inhaler unit on the right is available for home and clinic use, is built to specifications that would make it suitable for hospitals at the much lower price of six and a half thousand dollars.

2% hydrogen inhalation has been found affective in animal studies to be effective on acute kidney injury during septic shock. Fluid resuscitation with 2% hydrogen inhalation decreased serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin. It also reduced oxidative stress injury and decreased renal tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 levels compared with fluid resuscitation alone.  

Dr. Paul Marik made headlines across the globe with a sepsis treatment he believes is saving lives, however he says he must “lie low” about the controversial treatment. Dr. Marik said the response by patients’ physicians has been about half and half, with some willing to try, and “the other half saying it’s complete and utter nonsense.” He is administering a common sense basic medicine approach that puts out cysteine storms with IV infusions of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine.

Published online in December 2016 in Chest, an American College of Chest Physicians medical journal. The study showed that in 47 patients with sepsis treated in Norfolk General’s ICU in 2016, four died, an 8 percent mortality rate. Of those four, none died of sepsis but rather the conditions that led to sepsis in the first place. The previous year, 19 of the hospital’s 47 septic patients died, a 40 percent rate. Dr. Marik has treated 700 patients with the protocol, and while some have died, it’s usually been because of the underlying disease, such as cancer, that led them to a septic state.

It has also been suggested that hydrogen-rich solution therapy may be a safe, reliable, and effective treatment for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) induced by influenza and other viral infectious diseases.

It has recently been revealed that hydrogen can both down-regulate expression of oxidative-related genes and pro-inflammatory cytokine genes directly and indirectly. Oxidative stress and systemic inflammatory response syndrome have been confirmed to play critical roles in tissue and organ damages after polymicrobial sepsis injury, acute peritonitis injury, and peritonitis, which can develop into lethal sepsis with inappropriate treatment.

LUNG DISEASES CAUSED BY RESPIRATORY MACHINES

Administration of high concentrations of oxygen is required to maintain sufficient blood oxygenation in some critically ill patients, such as patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, prolonged exposure to high concentrations of oxygen results in hyperoxic lung injury, which can lead to respiratory failure. Hydrogen has been found to be an answer to this medical problem.

Hyperoxic lung injury is a major concern in critically ill patients who receive high concentrations of oxygen to treat lung diseases. Successful abrogation of hyperoxic lung injury would have a huge impact on respiratory and critical care medicine. Medical scientists have recently demonstrated that inhaled hydrogen reduced transplant-induced lung injury and induced heme oxygenase (HO)-1. Hydrogen treatment during exposure to hyperoxia significantly improved blood oxygenation, reduced inflammatory events, and induced HO-1 expression. Hydrogen gas can ameliorate hyperoxic lung injury through induction of Nrf2-dependent genes, such as HO-1.

Mechanical ventilation (MV) can provoke oxidative stress and an inflammatory response, and subsequently cause ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), a major cause of mortality and morbidity of patients in the intensive care unit. Inhaled hydrogen can act as an antioxidant and may be useful as a novel therapeutic gas. Medical scientists have found that inhaled hydrogen gas effectively reduced VILI-associated inflammatory responses, at both a local and systemic level, via its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects.

The First-in-Human Pilot Study is demonstrating the safety of hydrogen gas inhalation for Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome. Between January 2014 and January 2015, 21 of 107 patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest achieved spontaneous return of circulation. No undesirable effects attributable to hydrogen were observed and 4 patients survived 90 days with a favorable neurological outcome

Safer Surgery with Magnesium

Everything in surgery, emergency room medicine and intensive care is facilitated with magnesium. Complications such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections may occur after major surgery. Everyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre-and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.

Vitamin C

research team at the University of California, Berkeley found evidence that vitamin C does significantly reduce levels of oxidative stress, which is associated with a variety of chronic diseases, for people exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Vitamin C also seems to ameliorate imidacloprid-induced oxidative damage by decreasing LPO (lipid peroxidation levels) and altering antioxidant defense systems in the liver.

Vitamin D

Take vitamin D as an example, probably 200,000 units 50,000 at a time should be used for four days for sepsis patients. Vitamin D does some heavy lifting when administered intravenously to dialysis patients

Humanize Intensive Care

Efforts must be made to humanize intensive care as much as possible. Critical care units should be designed to focus on healing the body, the mind, with especial attention paid to a patient’s emotions. The physical environment has an impact on patient outcomes; the psychological environment can, too. A healing ICU environment will balance both.

At Home Intensive Care

Hospitals today are discharging people faster than ever before, giving patients and their families the responsibility to continue treatments on their own at home. This is partly due to the high risk of infections as well as cost. Hospitals themselves are being squeezed by tight credit, higher borrowing costs, investment losses and a jump in patients—many recently unemployed…

What is Innovative Intensive Care

Deep within the heart of western medicine is a wisdom and power that is deliberately stymied by medical authorities and the pharmaceutical companies that stand behind them. Inside the emergency room and intensive care wards, where many believe some of the most accurate medicine is practiced, are common but extraordinarily safe and effective substances that save lives every day…

Helping you get started

Our intention is to help you get started with Home Intensive Care. The three primary gases combine to offer a command over life and death. Apply these gases to a dying patient and life has a chance to begin anew. Learning hydrogen medicine and how it can be backed up by a full protocol of intensive care medicines can mean the difference between life and death so please feel free to write us and we will do our best to orient you in the right direction.