ICU and Emergency

Ramp-Control Anaesthesia Technique Holds Promise

A new study published in Anaesthesia & Analgesia suggests that a simplified anaesthesia procedure can enable a more widespread use of preoperative... Read more

P-wave Morphology and Ischemic Stroke

A recent study has found an association between baseline P-wave morphology and subsequent ischemic stroke risk. The study was led by Hooman Kamel,... Read more

What Can Doctors Ethically Do To Ease Suffering Of The Dying?

The death of a loved one is often an ordeal and a tragedy for those who witness it, as death is not merely the end of a life, but also the end... Read more

Critical Illness Raises Risk of Psychiatric Problems

Latest advances in medical care are enabling more patients to survive critical illness. However, based on a recent study, a person who has suffered... Read more

Significant Cost Savings with Early Palliative Care

A new study in Health Services Research reports that palliative care, if delivered early during hospitalisation, can play an important role in... 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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Dr Mats Eriksson

Emergency Intraosseous Access: Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Possibilities and Limitations

The intraosseous needle is an essential tool in emergency settings when...

 Bert van Meurs

The Future of Image Guided Therapy

The possibilities for the future of minimally invasive procedures through...

 Les Jebson

Guiding Population Health Strategy with Visual Data

An emerging management approach in healthcare delivery is that of a migration...

Prof. Nino Stocchetti

Fluid Choices in Brain Injury

Fluid management for acute brain damage has changed profoundly in the last...

Prof Jean-Michel Constantin

Early Mobilisation in ICU: From Concept to Reality - Four Steps to Change Patient Outcomes

For years, 28-day survival was the holy grail of ICU physicians. As ICU...

Dr. Mark Wilks

Clinical Benefits of Rapid Pathogen Testing with PCR/ESI-MS

Dr. Mark Wilks, Clinical Scientist, Microbiology at Barts Health NHS Trust...

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