ICU and Emergency

New Software Predicts Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, new drugs are urgently needed, but so are ways to maximise the effective lifespan of these drugs.... Read more

New Tool for Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock Diagnosis

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system... Read more

Transfusion-Related Adverse Effects Underreported

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated... Read more

Wake Up And Breathe Programme Shows Positive Results

According to a new study, waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence.... Read more

Organ Donors Who Need Kidneys Go to Top of Transplant List

Based on a new study in the US, living organ donors who later need a kidney go to the top of the transplant waiting list and get excellent-quality... Read more

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When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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 Francesco Sardanelli

Exploring the Future of Radiology

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Early Diagnosis and Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury

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Controversies in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis

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Clinical Use of Coronary CT Angiography

CHANGE OF PARADIGMDuring the last decades we have witnessed a tremendous...

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Treating Complications from Abdominal Surgery

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Professorial Clinical Units

Advancing Research in the Intensive Care Unit via the Integration of a...

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