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Pilot Study Shows Effectiveness Of New, Low-cost Method For Monitoring Hand Hygiene Compliance

"We know that a range of pathogens are spread from healthcare workers to patients by direct touch and that the current rates of hand hygiene... Read more

Spinal Taps Carry Higher Risks For Infants And Elderly, Study Shows

The study also shows that the X-ray-guided form of spinal tap, called fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture, causes a doubling in risk of bleeding... Read more

Defibrillators May Have Little Benefit For Older People With Comorbidities

The cohort study looked at more than 14 000 patients with heart failure using an administrative database over 5 years. The mean age of the group... Read more

Hospital Mobile Phones 'Superbug' Scare

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested the phones of doctors and nurses in hospital operating... Read more

Weighing The Options After Life-altering Stroke

The findings should help patients and families put into perspective a decision that is nearly always painful and difficult to make Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... Read more

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European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

2015 07 Dec

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. This year, more than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended the congress to present and share the latest research... Read more

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European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Invasive Fungal Infections

2015 07 Dec

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology andInfectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. This year, more than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended the congress to present and share the latest research... 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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Prof. Ed J. Kuijper, MD, PhD

Clostridium Difficile

A Public Health Threat That Should Be Routinely Included Within Care Quality...

 Alexander Wilmer, MD, PhD

Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

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Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department

For the purpose of protecting patient safety and upholding quality standards...

Prof. Jan Wernerman, Senior consultant

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Most important when monitoring nutrition is to decide upon the nutritional...

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Cardio-Oncology: A Developing Specialty for Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Over the past several decades there have been significant and important...

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New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit

Whilst mammography remains the most consistent modality for breast cancer...

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