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Research Shows Improvement in Survival Rates for Patients Receiving Blood Stem Cell Transplants

Survival rates have increased significantly among patients who received blood stem cell transplants from both related and unrelated donors, according... Read more

Bayer’s Xarelto® Approved in the EU for Secondary Prevention after an Acute Coronary Syndrome

Following an ACS event, one in ten patients will have another major atherothrombotic event (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction or... Read more

Intelligent Biomedic Organizations (IBOs), a New Smart System to Support Medical Staff

IBO architectureA researcher at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is participating in a research on bioinformatics. The research has given... Read more

Delayed Transfer to the ICU Increases Risk of Death in Hospital Patients

Delayed transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) in hospitalized patients significantly increases the risk of dying in the hospital, according... Read more

Self-Reported CPR Training Doesn't Mean Better CPR Performance

In a study of visitors to the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center emergency department, researchers found that adults who said they... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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 Simon Bocher

Vasoactive Drugs in Sepsis

In this update review on vasoactive drugs in sepsis, we focus on the ‏most...

 Rebekah Thomson

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

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Prof. Johannes G. van der Hoeven, MD, PhD

Implementation Challenges of Crew Resource Management

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

 Dale Anderson

ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started...

 Paul E.Marik, MBBCh, MMed, FCP(SA),FRCP(C), FCCM, FCCP, FACP, ABPNS, UCNS-NCC, DAvMed, BSc Hons (Pharmacol), DA(SA),DTM&H

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c...

Prof. Guy Frija

Quality and Safety in Radiology: A Symbiotic Relationship

Political Background Safety and quality have been highlighted by the E...

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