Publication: Intensive Care Medicine Journal
Publication Reference: Published online March 17, 2017
Author: Neil A. Halpern, Diana C. Anderson, Jozef Kesecioglu
Some questions, but no answers yet: will illnesses, diagnostics and therapies be very different in 2050 than today? Will acute or chronic organ failure, immune or genetic problems, or sepsis be addressed with supportive care or bioartificial organ replacements, primary organ regeneration or other interventions at the genetic, cellular or immunologic levels? What will technology, connectivity and informatics advances look like? The answers to these questions will all ultimately impact intensive care unit (ICU) design going forward.