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Prof. Timo Strandberg

Fostering Geriatric Medicine in Europe

People are living longer, partly due to advances in medicine. On the other...

 José María Cepeda Díez

Getting Started with a Health Blog

The Internet is full of blogs. They are multithemed sites, self-managed...

Dr. William J. Mohr, MD,  FACS

Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation....

 Toby Edwards, BS, CRA, RT(R)

Aerodynamic Leadership

Understanding Aerodynamics The word aerodynamic has many definitions. My...

 Chris J Lorraine

Implementation Challenges of Crew Resource Management

Crew Resource Management (CRM) human factors awareness training is a useable...

Prof. Michael Pinsky

35 Years of ISICEM

Prof. Antonio Artigas Director, Critical Care Centre, Sabadell Hospital,...

ICU and Emergency
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ESA2016: Euroanaesthesia Opens in London

More than 6000 anaesthesiologists from across Europe are preparing to meet in London from Saturday 28 until Monday 30 May. The congress "Where... Read more

Study: Higher Prevalence of Obesity in ICU

An audit from an Australian ICU found that around three-quarters of patients were overweight or obese, around 12 percent higher than the percentage... Read more

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Study: EMR Alerts Used to Identify At-Risk Patients

An automated process that continuously samples electronic medical record data in real time and triggers an alert to the physician at the patient's... Read more

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What’s the Benefit of Enteral Nutrition? Updated Review

Gunnar Elke, MD, of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and colleagues... Read more

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Optimal Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy ‘Elusive’

A clear answer for the optimal timing of RRT in critical illness remains elusive, say the authors of a systematic review published in Critical... Read more

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Acute Kidney Injury Prediction and Detection Models

Risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be difficult to predict in older adults, due to age-related declines in glomerular filtration rates, which... Read more

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zarbock

ELAIN Trial for AKI: Significant Mortality Reduction in Early RRT Group

Results of the Early vs Late Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Kidney Injury (ELAIN) Trial found... Read more

Prototype Helmet Device Uses EEG to Detect TBI Early

A portable system to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been developed in Norway. The helmet-based system can run EEG tests at the scene... Read more

Algorithm Developed to Match Motor Vehicle Crash Victims to Best Place for Care

Getting motor vehicle crash victims to the most appropriate healthcare facility may be easier in future, with the assistance of a computer algorithm... Read more

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Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at... Read more

MERS Patients Sicker, Higher Mortality

Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS... Read more

Douglas White, MD, MAS - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Divergent Views on Prognosis Between Doctors and Surrogate Decision-Makers

Surrogate decision makers for intensive care patients may misunderstand information given about the patient’s prognosis. Commonly, this misperception... Read more

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Are Nighttime Extubations More Risky?

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco today has found that overnight extubation... Read more

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Helmet-Based Ventilation Had Better Results than Facemask for ARDS Patients

Results of a trial of helmet-based ventilation have shown that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a facemask helped critically ill... Read more

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Caregiver Stress - Palliative Care Consults Don’t Help More than Usual High Quality Care

Research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference showed that support from palliative care specialists did not... Read more

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Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that... Read more

Dr. Jill Cameron

Study: Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Depression

More than half of intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have been mechanically ventilated for a long period need help from caregivers a year... Read more

Remote Ischaemic Conditioning to Protect the Kidney

Two meta-analyses have been published recently that look at the effect of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) and remote ischaemic preconditioning... Read more

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Is Job Burnout Associated with Infections?

The high risk of burnout in ICU staff is well-known as is the high rate of healthcare-associated infections. Evidence is emerging of an association... Read more

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Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney... Read more

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