ICU and Emergency

Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Does Not Improve Mortality

A retrospective cohort study has shown that the use of arterial catheters (ACs) is not associated with improvements in hospital mortality in... Read more

Novel Eye-Tracking Tool Detects Head Injury Severity

A novel eye-tracking device has enabled researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center to effectively measure the severity of concussion or brain... Read more

Study: Effective Transfusion in Severe Trauma

Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood... Read more

Does Higher ICU Volume Lead to Lower Mortality?

Large multi-speciality intensive care units (ICUs) are emerging in response to increasing demand for critical care. Consolidation of resources... Read more

Assessing the Effectiveness of Gastric Tonometry Guided Therapy

A low intramucosal pH (pHi) and an increase in the difference between gastric mucosal and arterial PCO2 (PCO2 gap) reflect splanchnic hypoperfusion... Read more

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Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... Read more

A young woman is brought to the emergency room after being hit by a sports utility vehicle. After 45 minutes of resuscitation, she is pronounced dead. Jonathan Bartels, RN, recalled the case and the vacancy he felt afterwards. It prompted him to develop "The Pause"—taking a few moments after the patient has died, to acknowledge their passing and the... 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. Brian O’Gara MD

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: What's Good About It?

The use of APRV has many proposed benefits for patients with lung injury....

Prof. Pedro Póvoa MD, PhD

Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy: What’s New?

The aim of the present review is to summarise the current evidence for...

 Tara Quasim

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many...

Dr. Jessy Barré PhD

Benefits of CRM education and simulation in intensive care and emergency medicine

First developed in aviation, CRM education facilitates prevention of accidents...

Prof. James R. Stone

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of TBI

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of Trauma

 Panos E Vardas

Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine

During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced...

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