ICU and Emergency

New Proposal for Improved Allocation of Liver Transplant Donations

Based on the experience of close to 1,500 transplant donations registered in units in Spain and the United Kingdom, researchers at Spain’s University... Read more

Statins May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins... Read more

Algorithm Can Assist ICU Discharge Decisions

According to a new study, an innovative intensive care unit (ICU) algorithm could assist clinicians in their decision making when it comes to... Read more

Home Monitoring of Patients with ICDs Provides Economic Benefits

New findings from the ECOST study underscore the economic benefits of Biotronik Home Monitoring for the French National Health Insurance systemBiotronik Home... Read more

ICU Educational Mobile App Launched by ImaCor

hTEE QuickStart App Provides ICU Bedside Tutorials & SupportImaCor, Inc., the developer of the world's first and only hemodynamic transesophageal... 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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Dr. Francis Zarb

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve...

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Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

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Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS

Invasive ventilatory support, one of the most frequently applied strategies...

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Radiology At the Crossroads

Radiology is now at a crossroads. Let us expand the ‏metaphor. If we are...

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