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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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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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Prof. Jeffrey Braithwaite

Guest Editorial

Creating Safer HealthcareHealthcare professionals have long recognised...

Prof. Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg

Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery

Around the world, value-based care delivery is gaining adherents (New Zealand...

 Ellen Weinberg

Liquid Biopsy: Circulating Tumour Cells and Circulating Tumour DNA

Markers for Therapeutic Progress in CancerLiquid biopsy

 Neil J. Glassford

Albumin Administration in Sepsis: The Case for and Against

Serum albumin is an essential plasma protein, with a variety of homeostatic...

 Dennis van Veghel

Meetbaar Beter: Value-Based Healthcare for Heart Patients

Introduction Meetbaar Beter (En: Measurably Better) is a doctor-driven and...

 Manu LNG Malbrain

Update on Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Knowledge of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment...

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