ICU and Emergency

Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model

A single systemic dose of special immune cells prevented rejection for almost four months in a preclinical animal model of kidney transplantation,... Read more

Early Brain Stimulation may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Language Function

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) The TMS device is a handheld magnetic coil that delivers low intensity stimulation and elicits muscle... Read more

Bringing Long-Term Intensive Care within Hospital Walls could be Cost-saving & Improve Patient Care

A new study shows that hospitals with specialized units combining the compassionate care of hospice and the level of care offered in medical-surgical... Read more

Gold Standard Dialysis Procedure May Not Be So Golden for Elderly Patients

Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what’s considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis... Read more

GPS-Like Technology for CPR More Than Doubles Survival from Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that survival from one of the leading... 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. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt

The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

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Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS

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Critical Care in Canada

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Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

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Patient Power We hear often about patient-centred care and patient involvement,...

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