Only a Minority of Stroke Victims Are Being Seen by Doctors Within the Recommended Timeframe
In a study, published online yesterday in the journal Age and Ageing, of over 270 patients newly diagnosed with minor strokes or transient ischaemic... Read more
Unanimous Employee Use of Gown and Glove Leads to 40% Reduction of MRSA in ICU
According to a new study co-led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions... Read more
ESICM 2013: Use of Beta-Blocker Helps Achieve Target Heart Rate Level in Patients with Septic Shock
Andrea Morelli, M.D., of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effect of the short-acting beta-blocker... Read more
ESICM 2013: No Difference in Risk of Death in Comparison of Fluid Replacement Therapies
Djillali Annane, M.D., Ph.D., of Raymond Poincare Hospital, Garches, France, and colleagues conducted a study to compare the effects of 2 types... Read more
ESICM 2013: Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival in Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased... Read more
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more
Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more
Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more
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
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
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
Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families
We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation... Read more
Prognostication Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
This article reviews the current evidence on prognostication after cardiac... Read more
Steering the Integration Agenda: Stable Leadership Needed
Service Integration Overcoming barriers between the health and care sectors... Read more
Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage
The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation.... Read more
The HAMILTON-C6 represents a new Generation of high-end ventilators. The combination of modularity, ease of use, mobility, and advanced features allows you to individualize your patient's ventilation therapy: - State-of-the-art ventilation modes for adult,...
The HAMILTON-C1 neo is a versatile neonatal ventilator that combines invasive and noninvasive modes with the additional options of nCPAP and high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated turbine allows it to be operated independently of a compressed air supply....
The technical and clinical reference standard for all B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays. All clinical cut-offs and algorithms were developed based on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR. Homogeneous immunoassay for the quantitative d
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
Get an complete overview of your POCT setup - from one dashboard Your point-of-care-testing setup probably involves many different types of devices from various manufacturers. Radiometer's AQURE point-of-care management system can give you an overview...