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Kidney Transplant Better Than Home Haemodialysis

Patients who undergo a kidney transplant have better long-term outcomes than those who receive intensive haemodialysis at home, according to... Read more

Spread of S. Capitis Clone Linked To Late-Onset NICU Sepsis

An unexpected global distribution of the Staphylococcus capitis (S. capitis) NRCS-A clone is implicated in cases of late-onset sepsis in neonatal... Read more

Air Transport in Paediatric Trauma: Should Parents Come Too?

Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) crew members and other pre-hospital clinicians must make on-site decisions about whether to allow... Read more

ESA 2014: Maquet Symposium on Modern Inhalation Anesthesia

SPONSORED LUNCH SYMPOSIUM MODERN INHALATION ANESTHESIA, STILL ROOM FOR PROGRESS ? Date: Sunday, June 1st Time: 12.15 - 13.15 Location: Room A4/A5 Chairman:... Read more

Sepsis Involved In More Than A Third Of Hospital Deaths

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego reports that sepsis contributes to death in one out... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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