ICU and Emergency

Cost Of Treating Dizziness In The Emergency Room Soars

A new Johns Hopkins research report says emergency room visits for severe dizziness have grown exponentially in recent years, with costs topping... Read more

Research Targets Bacteria Behind Hospital-associated Infections

Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals.The bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis,... Read more

Splitting Donated Livers Shown to be Safe, Allowing Doctors to Save Two Lives from Single Organ

Donor organ allocation policy could be changed to nearly eliminate waitlist mortality for children —without additional risk to adult recipients.Split... Read more

Roche Launches New ProGRP Test for More Precise Diagnosis in Lung Cancer

New test expands cancer diagnostics portfolio and strengthens Roche Diagnostics’ comprehensive tumour marker menuRoche today announced the global... Read more

Ekso Bionics Announces New Utility for Bionic Suit

Bionic Exoskeleton designed by Ekso Bionics. (Image courtesy of Ekso Bionics.)Variable Assist Feature Offers Benefits for Patients Recovering... Read more

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Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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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Prof. Peter Fleischut

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 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

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Transforming Measurement into Understanding: Quantitative Bedside Decision Support

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Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Critically Ill Patients

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Touch Creates a Healing Bond in Healthcare

In contemporary healthcare, touch— ‏contact between a doctor’s hand and...

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