ICU and Emergency

Silence Is Not Golden In the NICU Setting

Survival rates of prematurely born infants have greatly improved thanks to advancements in medical technology, however developmental outcomes... Read more

European Institute of Oncology Implements Thermo Scientific LIMS for Biobanks

The European Institute of Oncology (IEO), a Milan, Italy-based organization committed to making an active contribution to fighting cancer--particularly... Read more

Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

Capnostream® 20p bedside monitor offers enhanced features for increasing patient safety in hospitalsCovidien, a leading global... Read more

Newborn With Severe Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Saved with Bellco’s “Carpediem” Machine

The case in question is so exceptional that it has been defined as a “miracle” by leading nephrologists in the United States. A newborn with... Read more

World First: Lungs Awaiting Transplant Preserved 11 Hours Outside Body

The OCS LUNG™ machine continually flushes and oxygenates donor lungs at room temperature. The multidisciplinary transplant team at University... 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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Prof. Alan Fraser

Medical Devices and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

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 Panos E Vardas

Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Treating patients with multidrugresistant (MDR) pathogens is an increasing...

 Nicole O'Callaghan

a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)

A Quality Improvement InitiativeThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research...

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The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c...

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