ICU and Emergency

Internet-based Training Could Help in the Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections could be significantly lowered using internet-based training for clinicians,... Read more

New Data for Abbott’s High Sensitive Troponin Test Shows It May Predict Heart Attack Risk

Abbott announced on July 30, 2013, promising results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay presented at this year’s... Read more

More Central Line Infections Seen in Children with Cancer Once They Leave the Hospital

Pediatric cancer patients whose central lines are used to treat them at home develop three times as many dangerous bloodstream infections from... Read more

Remote Device Monitors Blood Sugar Levels of ICU Patients

Image courtesy of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust/PACritically ill patients at a UK hospital have become the first in the... Read more

New Genetic Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension Identified

Cross section of a potassium channel in a smooth muscle cell of the pulmonary artery. A study by Dr. Wendy Chung has identified six new mutations... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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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Prof. Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg

Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery

Around the world, value-based care delivery is gaining adherents (New Zealand...

 Jan Filochowski

Leading and Learning in the Real World

Leadership is a generic term, so when we talk about leaders in the NHS...

 Xian Su

Does Dexmedetomidine Reduce Delirium by Improving Sleep?

Delirium is a common complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Emergency Medicine & Trauma

Providing seamless emergency care is the ideal for those of us who work...

 James Hanison

Medication Safety

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers...

Prof. John G Laffey

ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) seems to be underrecognised,...

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