ICU and Emergency

ESICM 2014: Designing a New ICU for Patient-Centred Care

People often raise their eyes to the heavens for inspiration, but looking up was literally the solution for Jozef Kesecioglu from the Netherlands... Read more

ESICM 2014: Fenoldopam After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Reduce Need for Dialysis

According to a study being presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, infusion of the... Read more

ESICM 2014: Preventing Readmission to the ICU

Safe ICU discharge is a matter of patient status and infrastructure, according to Peter van der Voort, Amsterdam, speaking at the European Society... Read more

ICU-Customised Lab Value Ranges Reduce False Positive Alerts

Early detection and response to abnormal laboratory values is crucial in critical care. However, traditional electronic medical record (EMR)... Read more

First Cancer-Specific ED Opens in Ohio

The Ohio State University has opened its first fully integrated cancer emergency department. The Comprehensive Care Center is the result of a... Read more

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Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

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

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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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