ICU and Emergency

Early Intervention by Infectious Diseases Specialists Saves Lives, Reduces Costs

In a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the impact of a medical specialty on patient outcomes, researchers found that hospitalized patients... Read more

Newly Identified Biomarkers Help Predict Outcome in Deadly Lung Disease

A Yale-led study has identified a gene expression profile that can predict outcomes and lead to better treatment for one of the most lethal... Read more

Bug vs. Bug: Benign C. Difficile Strains Keep Fatal Strains at Bay

In a recent study, two different strains of non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile provided protection against both historic and epidemic C. difficile... Read more

Gambro at ESICM LIVES 2013 in Paris

Gambro will host a Lunch Symposium on October 8, 2013 during the 26th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in Paris.New... Read more

ALung Showcases the Hemolung RAS at ESICM LIVES 2013 In Paris

ALung Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of innovative respiratory assist devices, today announced it will showcase the Hemolung RAS next... Read more

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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

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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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 Thomas W. Wainwright

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Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

The specialty of intensive care medicine grew out of the realisation that...

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