ICU and Emergency

Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway... Read more

Coatings Could Help Medical Implants Function Better

A small sensor like these are used to monitor bodily functions or deliver drugs. Produced by a collaborator group at the University of Technology... Read more

New Technology Allows Fast, Reliable Pathogen Identification

A team from the University of Toronto – including researchers from Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical... Read more

New Long-term Data Reinforce Safety Profile of Pradaxa® for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

New long-term data from the RELY-ABLE® study, the long-term extension of the pivotal RE-LY®  trial of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) in patients... Read more

Academies Urge New Measures Against Drug-resistant Bacteria

Joint press release by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Fewer and fewer... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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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