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ESICM 2011 - Kimberly-Clark To Host Symposium Focusing On Oral Care For Ventilated Patients

Four leading experts in the care of critically ill patients will be taking part in a symposium hosted by Kimberly-Clark Healthcare at this year's... Read more

Underweight COPD Patients at Higher Risk of Death

Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of death if they are underweight. A new study, which... Read more

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ESICM 2011 - Are you committed to reducing intubation? – Symposia Invitation

Two choices for CO2 removal – to find out more about SERVO-i NIV NAVA and PUMP ASSISTED LUNG PROTECTION visit the MAQUET booth and symposia.   I.... Read more

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ESICM 2011 - Out with the old, in with the new – New therapeutic approaches in the ICU - Symposium Invitation

You are most welcome to attend the lunch symposium   "Out with the old, in with the new – New therapeutic approaches in the ICU"   on Tuesday... Read more

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Monitoring Patients Using Intelligent T-Shirts

Scientists at la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M -- Carlos III University in Madrid) who participate in the LOBIN consortium have developed... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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Dr. Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, FCCM

The Future of ICU Prediction Scores in the Era of 'Big Data'

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Point-of-Care US: A New Service Delivery Model

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Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

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