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'Superbug' Diagnosis Needs Better Patient Explanation, Study Finds

 Although government figures show that hospital acquired infections are declining, for those who are affected, the impact can be significant,... Read more

International Team Works out Secrets of One of World's Most Successful Patient Safety Programmes

A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program that... Read more

Intravenous Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients Should Be Delayed, Study Finds

Patients in the intensive care unit who do not tolerate adequate nutrition from tube feeding should wait a week before receiving intravenous... Read more

EHEC Outbreak: Rare Strain of E. Coli Unknown in Previous Outbreaks

The strain of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0104:H4 isolated from cases in the EHEC infection outbreak in Germany is a rare one,... Read more

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Needle-Free Test for Premature Babies

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have pioneered a new needle-free test to take the sting out of medicine testing in premature babies.... 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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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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European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

2015 07 Dec

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. This year, more than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended the congress to present and share the latest research... 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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CT Dose Management: A Pan European Strategy

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Case Report Using Nonbronchoscopic BAL Use of the HALYARD* Mini-BAL Sampling...

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Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables...

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Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need...

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