ICU and Emergency

Clinical Predictors of Early Death from Sepsis

Patients with severe sepsis who experience rapid, early deterioration and death are of particular concern. However, given the broad spectrum... Read more

ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can support severe derangements in gas exchange in both acute and chronic respiratory failure, with... Read more

Operating theatre

Free Online Course on Perioperative Medicine from FutureLearn, UCL Launches

FutureLearn, the leading social learning company, in partnership with University College London (UCL), has launched a new online course, Perioperative... Read more

New Dosing Models Increase Safety of Remifentanil

New dosing models have been developed that can provide the scientific basis for more accurate administration of remifentanil, an opioid commonly... Read more

POC Device Can Test for Sepsis from Drop of Blood

Researchers from the University of Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, USA, have developed a new portable device, which... Read more

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Lessons from a doctor turned patientDr. Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, is a critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Director of Care Experience for the health system. Her book In Shock, published... Read more

As I usually do when I'm writing, first I'll throw a random fact--not so random--with a slight relation with our subject. The thing is, I lack good metaphors. Some time ago I stumbled on a fantastic article by Holloway discussing a new approach to treating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The climax is: in Switzerland, England and New York, tuberculosis-related... Read more

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals need to include women... 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 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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Dr. Caleb Fisher

Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available...

 Kristin Baird

Is Your Leadership Style One Size Fits None?

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 ECRI Institute Welwyn Garden City, UK

Care Coordination

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 Maurice Codourey

A Healthcare Chat Bot Named Shaila

AUTOMATISED HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION ON THE RISE   In April this year...

 David McWilliams MSc

Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communicationEarly...

 Chris McCahan MBA

Costs, Costs, Costs! Who Pays in Healthcare?

The nuances of the English language give “pay” and “cost” many meanings....

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