ICU and Emergency

Bioinformatics Tool Improves Pneumonia Diagnosis

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., have developed a new method for more accurate and rapid identification... Read more

Innovation To ID Infection Source Without Blood Culture

A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual health care costs for... Read more

Two Studies Examine ED Timeliness

Two studies which examined timeliness and lengths of stay in emergency departments (ED) found potential for improvement. Furthermore, variability... Read more

Zoom On: Professor Paolo Pelosi - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Professor Paolo Pelosi is Chief Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Director of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology at the... Read more

Sepsis Mortality Better at High-Volume Centres

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals... Read more

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Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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