ICU and Emergency

Music helps prevent delirium in elderly critical care patients

A randomised controlled trial demonstrates that music intervention to prevent delirium among older patients is one of few strategies that... Read more

Jason Sperry, M.D., UPMC trauma surgeon, holds a bag of plasma. Dr. Perry led a clinical trial that determined that two units of blood plasma given to trauma patients on a medical helicopter boosts their odds of survival by 10 percent.

PAMPer trial: plasma transfusion effective in prehospital setting

In injured patients with severe bleeding, prehospital administration of plasma may help reduce the risk of downstream complications due... Read more

For the first time in the US, a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who've experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding. Until this point, physicians have relied on subjective marke

ALERT-TBI study supports new blood test for detecting brain injury

Detection of intracranial injuries relies on head CT, which is overused and resource intensive. Blood-based brain biomarkers hold the potential... Read more

Barriers to wider use of continuous EEG monitoring in ICU

Continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring is increasingly being used for brain monitoring in neurocritical care setting. This is... Read more

Predictors of long-term outcomes in ICU patients with acquired muscle weakness

Clinical scores on admission may predict recovery of health-related quality of life, participation, physical activity and cognitive function... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

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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... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more

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Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

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