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Most Read in 2016 in ICU Management & Practice

As 2016 comes to a close, we wish you all the best for 2017, and take a look back at our most-read stories,  journal articles and Tweets in 2016.Thank... Read more

Increasing Use of Extracorporeal Life Support Systems

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) technologies are now more frequently used at centres around the world, according to researchers who analysed... Read more

How Circadian Disruption Affects ICU Patients

While circadian dysrhythmias in ICUs exist — expressed mainly as sleep deprivation, delirium incidence, and immunosuppression — hospitals have... Read more

CICU: Cardiac Intensivist-directed Care Linked to Lower Mortality

In the CICU setting, the presence of a dedicated cardiac intensivist has been shown to reduce mortality rates in patients with cardiovascular... Read more

New App: Connecting Family with Loved Ones in ICU

A new app from Naveon helps families with a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) communicate with the care team better. When family members... Read more

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What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... 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 a wide range... 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 to 6 hours and... 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 acute medical... Read more

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Putting Quality and Safety for Patients First: ESR EuroSafe Imaging

The demand for medical imaging examinations is constantly growing, and...

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Hot Topics in Intensive Care in Turkey

In Turkey intensive care was not a separate specialty for years, and was...

 Christopher Paul Wild

Precision in the Fight Against the Global Cancer Problem

Precision in medicine is a popular notion: precision to target an individual,...

 Leen Vercaemst

European Perfusionists in ECLS/ECMO: Roles & Responsibilities

Since its first clinical use in the 1950s, the set-up and management of...

 Anatole Harrois

Fluid Choices in Trauma

This article focuses on the type of fluid available and respective indications...

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