ICU and Emergency

Gene Test for Rapid Sepsis Diagnosis

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) have developed a new test that could help clinicians predict within an hour... Read more

Breath Test for Diagnosing Fungal Pneumonia

Pneumonia is caused by many different microbes, and early identification of the bug culprit is important to ensure timely and appropriate treatment.... Read more

Dramatic Decline in ARDS Mortality Rates

According to the largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), advances in critical... Read more

ESICM 2014: Access to Acute Care - Planning Needed Now for Cities

More than half of the world’s population already live in cities, and the the proportion is predicted to grow to 70% by 2050. Infrastructure planning... Read more

ESICM 2014: Learning Happens Even During Crises

The image of residents taking part in rounds to hone their clinical skills is a familiar one. In the context of intensive care, and frequent... 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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 James Scott

Prognosis Negative

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things...

Prof. Rebecca Hardy

A Life Course Approach to Cardiovascular Ageing

Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is rare until middle age, it has...

Prof. Hannah Wunsch

Intensive Care Systems Research-Interview With Associate Professor Hannah Wunsch

Hannah Wunsch is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of...

Dr. Richard Pugh

A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements

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

 Michael E. Porter

Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

Porter and Teisberg introduced value-based healthcare (VBHC) in their seminal...

Prof. Stephen Baker

Computer-Determined Interpretation of Intracranial Abnormalities

Where are we Now in the Algorithm Revolution?The past forty years has been...

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