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Dr. Leonel Lagunes

Nosocomial Pneumonia

This review discusses some of the key advances from the 2005 ATS / IDSA...

Prof. Bernd K. Hamm

Professor Bernd Hamm, ECR President

1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Supporting and promoting...

 Claire Church

Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service

North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute...

 Chris M. Thorpe

A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements

While prognosis of elderly patients in intensive care is often seen as...

Prof. Necmettin Ünal

State of Intensive Care in Turkey

The history of intensive care (IC) in Turkey has followed a somewhat similar...

Prof. Djillali Annane

Evidence-Based Care in the Intensive Care Unit

By taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians commit to practising their...

ICU and Emergency
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Golden Hour Policy Improves Combat Survival

A mandate in 2009 that critically injured U.S. servicemen should receive definitive care within the so-called "golden hour" has improved survival... Read more

iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis

Canadian Guidelines on DVT Released

A panel of experts (InterEPID) has released a new Canadian guideline for the diagnosis and management of blood clots, specifically iliofemoral... Read more


ICU Management at ESICM LIVES 2015

ICU Management will be exhibiting at ESICM LIVES next week. Drop by Stand 21 to pick up your complimentary copy of ICU Management’s latest issue.Our... Read more

Patient on hospital trolley

Survey: In-Hospital Care of Critically Ill Patients in France

When patients present with organ failure to French teaching hospitals, the receiving hospitals have very varied staffing and organisation, according... Read more

electronic process-of-care checklist

Study: Do Checklists Improve Care in the ICU?

Use of an electronic "process-of-care" checklist during medical ward rounds was effective in improving daily care delivery in the intensive care... Read more

the algorithm THREAT

Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of... Read more

Raj Ratwani, PhD, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities,... Read more

intensive care unit

Study: Admitting Borderline Pneumonia Patients is Beneficial

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences... Read more

CPR during a cardiac arrest simulation

Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost... Read more

Emergency medicine technicians stretchering a patient

Emergency Medicine: Risk of Injury Increases with Longer Shifts

Long work shifts are known to increase fatigue and impact on decision making. Now a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine... Read more

Vineet Chopra, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Chart showing different IV devices, Example algorithm

Take Your PICC: the Right Line for the Right Patient

An international panel of experts has released the first comprehensive guide to using intravenous, or vascular access, devices of all kinds.... Read more

an artistic rendition of the DOTS qPCR device

New Device Promises Rapid Molecular Diagnosis

A team of engineers and scientists at the University of Arizona has developed a new diagnostic device that could reduce the amount of time necessary... Read more

Researchers Joseph Merola (left) and Joseph Falkinham

New Antibiotics Group Shows Promise Against Staph, MRSA

Virginia Tech researchers say a new group of antibiotics shows potential in fighting the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (staph) and the antibiotic-resistant... Read more

Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago

Chicago Trauma Centre A Model for Collaborative Partnerships

The University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System are partnering to create a more comprehensive system of needed trauma and emergency... Read more

Laura Czulada, DO, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Paediatric Communication Improves with Family Input

Poor communication between medical teams and families can lead to errors and poor-quality care. New research has demonstrated that a multidisciplinary... Read more

Telestroke consultation

Acute Care Teleconferencing

As time is critical in the treatment of stroke patients, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has adopted an innovative teleservices platform... Read more

emergency room team at work

Arabs and Jews Get Equal Pain Treatment in the ER

Results of an Israeli study indicate that ethnic differences, including during periods of armed conflicts, have no effect on pain treatment in... Read more

Implementing an ICU Mobility Programme: Management Challenges

The challenges of addressing ICU-acquired weakness with a mobility programme are the focus of a recent article in Clinics in Chest Medicine.... Read more

ICU family members

Spirituality and Physician-Family Meetings in the ICU

While religious or spiritual concerns are discussed during family meetings in intensive care units, healthcare professionals only rarely explore... Read more

Greg Gilbert, MD, Stanford Hospital

Innovative Anti-Burnout Programme

Stanford Hospital has implemented an innovative "time-banking" programme intended to prevent burnout amongst its emergency room physicians. Its... Read more

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