ICU and Emergency

Japanese Respiratory Society: Revised NPPV Guidelines

After publication of the Japanese edition of the Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) Guidelines (second revised edition), the Japanese... Read more

ICU Physical Therapy: Effects of Checklist Use

In a retrospective study on the effect of the daily use of an electronic checklist on physical rehabilitation consultation in ICU patients, Mayo... Read more

ICP Monitoring Lowers Mortality in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Results of a meta-analysis published in PLoS ONE indicate that intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring decreased the mortality rate of patients... Read more

Dr. Michelle Kho's research uses the RT-300 supine bicycle -- which allows patients to work on strengthening their legs while they are confined to their hospital bed. Image credit: Marta Hewson/Photography

Study: Cycling in Bed Safe and Feasible for ICU Patients

ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can use an in-bed cycle safely and early in their stay, according to research from McMaster University... Read more

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Study: More than Half of ICU Admissions May Be Inappropriate

More than half the patients admitted to a Los Angeles ICU could have been cared for in more appropriate settings, according to a research letter... 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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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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Will the Hospital of the Future Be Our Home

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