ICU and Emergency

DNA Vaccine For C. Difficile

A recent research published in Infection and Immunity talks about an experimental vaccine that was able to protect 100% of animal models against... Read more

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

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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

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

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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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Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

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 Masis Der Parthogh

CT Diagnosis of Suspected Acute Aortic Syndrome

Protocols For Timely And Accurate Assessment   Acute aortic syndrome (AAS)...

Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

Equitable Healthcare With increased emphasis on financial constraint in...

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Editorial

A warm welcome to Brussels for the 35th International Symposium on Int...

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