ICU and Emergency

Kidney Transplant Chain Saves Six Lives In Australia

Australia’s largest paired kidney exchange saved the lives of six people in recent weeks, but the number of lives affected by the operation reaches... Read more

IHI Interventions Prevent Catheter Bloodstream Infections

Bloodstream infections related to the use of central venous catheters (CVCs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality for patients... Read more

Probiotics Prevent Brain Complications of Cirrhosis

Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious complication of advanced liver disease. As many as 45 percent of cirrhosis patients will experience a deterioration... Read more

New Nursing Model For Adolescent Surgery Patients

A new model of nursing care provides recommendations specific to the needs of young adults undergoing surgical procedures. The Adolescent Perioperative... Read more

CKD Research Could Benefit From Changes To Progression Measurements

Clinical trials of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are slowed by current standards for estimating the disease’s progression to its end stages. Large... Read more

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Lessons from a doctor turned patientDr. Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, is a critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Director of Care Experience for the health system. Her book In Shock, published... Read more

As I usually do when I'm writing, first I'll throw a random fact--not so random--with a slight relation with our subject. The thing is, I lack good metaphors. Some time ago I stumbled on a fantastic article by Holloway discussing a new approach to treating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The climax is: in Switzerland, England and New York, tuberculosis-related... Read more

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals need to include women... 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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 Dorothy Wade PhD

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

As awareness has grown of the great distress intensive care patients may...

Dr. Joyce Heijneman MD

Improving quality of care in severe traumatic brain injury patients

Process indicator-based plan-do-act-check cycle in a single-centre quality...

Dr. Nidhi Nikhanj

Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide...

 António Abrantes

Scatter Radiation Exposure During Mobile X-Ray Examinations

The main goal of this research was to quantify scatter radiation exposure...

Prof. Michael West

Leadership in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

The delivery of clinical care is based on careful research to determine...

Dr. David Brealey

Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

The RADICAL multicentre observational study was performed to compare PCR/ESI-MS...

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