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Diagnostic approaches for hospital-acquired pneumonia

A new study suggests that a comprehensive approach might be undertaken for microbiological diagnosis in critically ill non-ventilated hospital-acquired... Read more

Harvard study: machine learning improves ED triage

The increasing number of emergency department (ED) visits often correlates with ED crowding and delays in care. This problem highlights the... Read more

Which deteriorating ward patients benefit most from ICU transfer?

A cohort study of deteriorating ward patients who were transferred to intensive care unit found that the benefits of ICU care may increase among... Read more

Models for predicting outcome in patients under VA-ECMO

Despite limited evidence, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is increasingly used for the management of refractory... Read more

How preventable are in-hospital sepsis-associated deaths?

In a cohort study reviewing the medical records of 568 patients who were admitted to six U.S. hospitals, sepsis was found to be the most common... Read more

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Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prof. Kudchadkar's areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and... Read more

Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... Read more

The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... 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... Read more

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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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Prof. Marcelo Malakooti

Virtual reality experience in the PICU

A pilot study at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago...

 Dan Conley

Two Paths for Medical Device Approval: FDA vs. CE

Several factors influence the length of time it takes for a medical device,...

 Philippe Meersseman MD

Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Most patients with liver cirrhosis ‏remain in a compensated stage for...

 Theo Veldsman

Maturity Makes Great Leaders

There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders who are able...

Prof. Dr. Marc Noppen MD, PhD

Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate

Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference....

 Dr. Annie Philippou Papoutsou

A patient-centred approach to mammography

Head radiologist provides feedback on department’s three-year use...

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