ICU and Emergency

ESICM 2013: Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival in Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased... Read more

ESICM 2013: Among Critically Ill Patients, Muscle Wasting Occurs Rapidly; More Severe in MOF

Zudin A. Puthucheary, M.R.C.P., of University College London, England, and colleagues conducted a study to characterize and evaluate the time... Read more

ESICM 2013: Use of Hypothermia Does Not Improve Outcomes for Adults With Severe Meningitis

Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment... Read more

ESICM 2013: Patient Data Management Systems Enhance Standards of Care

Patient data management systems do enhance standards of care, said Professor Gernot Marx (Germany) at ESICM 2013. At his own hospital in Aachen,... Read more

ESICM LIVES 2013: Critical Care Research Thinking Big

Critical care researchers need to think big, and think global, said John Marshall (Canada), in his keynote lecture at ESICM 2013. Breakthroughs... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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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Prof. Hannah Wunsch

Intensive Care Systems Research-Interview With Associate Professor Hannah Wunsch

Hannah Wunsch is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of...

 Lucie Robson

Increased Functionality in 5D Ultrasound

With the aim of reducing the time factor and ‏increasing convenience in...

 Tobias Gilk

Design for Imaging

‘Making It Work’ vs. ‘Making It Fit’   When it comes to design and con...

 Audrey De Jong

Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?

Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest,...

Prof. Djillali Annane

Evidence-Based Care in the Intensive Care Unit

By taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians commit to practising their...

 Joseph Castillo

MRI Care Pathway: Supporting a Quality Management System

In any MRI unit, service quality as experienced by patients depends on...

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