ICU and Emergency

Your Eyes May Hold Clues to Stroke Risk

In a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, researchers said retinal imaging may someday help assess if you’re... Read more

For Lung Transplant, Researchers Surprised to Learn Bigger Appears to Be Better

Johns Hopkins-led research finds larger lungs associated with 30 percent increase in survival at one year.Transplant teams have long tried to... Read more

Physio-Control & American Red Cross Partner to Help the Public for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Response

Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED (Photo: Business Wire)Physio-Control, a leading provider of emergency medical response technologies... Read more

Sepsis Alliance Announces 2013 Sepsis Heroes

Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy group promoting sepsis awareness, today announced the honorees for the 2013... Read more

"The Future of Intubation": Robotic Intubation Prototype Crawls to the Lungs in Difficult Situations

"The future of intubation": Students in the Biodesign program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center designed a self-guided... 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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