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Frequent emergency care users are a high-risk group

Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require... Read more

Tele-ICU

What’s it Like to Work in a Tele-ICU?

National Public Radio visits a tele-ICU in North Carolina in the United States in this blog piece and podcast. While health professionals are... Read more

Lab experiment simulates how sleep loss affects critical aspects of decision-making

Sleep Loss Hinders Decision-Making in High-Risk Situations

Results of a new study, reported in the journal Sleep, provide a new understanding of how sleep deprivation can lead doctors, first responders,... Read more

Ethical advantages and risks of ACTs

Adaptive Clinical Trials - the Ethical View

Adaptive clinical trials (ACTs) represent an innovative approach to trial design and conduct, where the primary goal of adaptations is to improve... Read more

Safe strain of C. diff may fight common hospital infection

'Good' Bacteria Could Fight Hospital Infections

A new study published in JAMA has shown that drinking a non-toxic strain of Clostridium difficile bacteria could help reduce the incidence of... Read more

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 Please see below details of an online survey which is being supported by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. The survey has been distributed to national societies for dissemination to their members. We encourage you to participate and thank you very much in advance of your assistance in generating a good response. You... Read more

You are being asked to complete a survey as part of a study about “why we leave the abdomen open in trauma and acute care surgery”. The aim of this survey is to help simplify the utilization of the open abdomen through a pragmatic approach.Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. Your name and other identifying information will never... Read more

Daniela J. Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Following graduation from Harvard, she went on to earn her MD at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she also completed internship and residency. She then returned to Boston for her subspecialty... Read more

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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. David Brealey

Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

The RADICAL multicentre observational study was performed to compare PCR/ESI-MS...

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Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

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Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy

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The critical care resuscitation unit

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