ICU and Emergency

Transfusion-Related Adverse Effects Underreported

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated... Read more

Wake Up And Breathe Programme Shows Positive Results

According to a new study, waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence.... Read more

Organ Donors Who Need Kidneys Go to Top of Transplant List

Based on a new study in the US, living organ donors who later need a kidney go to the top of the transplant waiting list and get excellent-quality... Read more

Peptides: New Promise for Spinal Cord Injury?

A new chemical compound developed by a team of international scientists shows much potential in restoring function lost to spinal cord injury.... Read more

New Therapeutic Strategy for CKD

A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found an aspect of chronic kidney disease... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

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ICU Management

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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 António Abrantes

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 Silvia Terraneo MD

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Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

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Patient Access to Diagnostic Data: Satisfied Patients and Financial Savings

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