ICU and Emergency

New Study: Short-term Blood Sugar Control Protects the Kidney but not the Heart in Diabetes Patients

An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular... Read more

Researchers Create Tool to Predict Kidney Failure or Death after Injury

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have developed a risk score calculation that can help predict which patients with rhabdomyolysis... Read more

Large Study Has Shown the Most Effective Test for the Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile (C-Diff)

The largest study of its kind, carried out by experts at the University of Leeds, has shown the most effective test for the diagnosis of Clostridium... Read more

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Just 7%

Survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is just 7%, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 by Professor Xavier Jouven and... Read more

Mechanical Chest Compressions for Cardiac Arrest Just as Good as Manual

In the event of cardiac arrest outside of a hospital it is important to provide effective chest compressions without interruption. Creating... Read more

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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

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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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