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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

ESICM LIVES 2013: Can We Prevent Medication Errors in the ICU?

Medication errors can be prevented, but there is no one simple solution, according to the expert speakers at ESICM LIVES 2013. Medication errors... Read more

MAQUET Launches SERVO-U™, the New Intuitive Platform for Ventilation in Critical Care

New Intuitive Modular Platform Enhances User Confidence to Tailor Treatments to Individual Patient Conditions. SERVO-U is the Next Step Forward... Read more

ESICM LIVES 2013: Key Role for Intensivists in Global Health

Critical care medicine has transformed medicine, but can do even more by changing the way global health operates, said Professor Jeremy Farrar,... Read more

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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

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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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 Annika Reintam Blaser

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