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Most Read in 2016 in ICU Management & Practice

As 2016 comes to a close, we wish you all the best for 2017, and take a look back at our most-read stories,  journal articles and Tweets in 2016.Thank... Read more

Increasing Use of Extracorporeal Life Support Systems

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) technologies are now more frequently used at centres around the world, according to researchers who analysed... Read more

How Circadian Disruption Affects ICU Patients

While circadian dysrhythmias in ICUs exist — expressed mainly as sleep deprivation, delirium incidence, and immunosuppression — hospitals have... Read more

CICU: Cardiac Intensivist-directed Care Linked to Lower Mortality

In the CICU setting, the presence of a dedicated cardiac intensivist has been shown to reduce mortality rates in patients with cardiovascular... Read more

New App: Connecting Family with Loved Ones in ICU

A new app from Naveon helps families with a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) communicate with the care team better. When family members... 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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 Bertalan Meskó

Will the Hospital of the Future Be Our Home

Already, healthcare is being outsourced to the home in a bid to encourage...

Prof. Jan De Waele

New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?

Recently a number of new antibiotics or combinations for complicated ‏...

 KLAS Research

Interoperability: Slow Progress But Willingness to Improve

A mere 6% of clinicians can effectively access information from healthcare...

Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

Equitable HealthcareWith increased emphasis on financial constraint in...

Prof. James R. Stone

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of TBI

Big Data Initiatives to Support Next Generation Neuroimaging of Trauma

 Manu LNG Malbrain

Fluid Resuscitation in Burns

What Is New? Following a severe burn injury, an overwhelming systemic...

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