ICU and Emergency

Alternative to Antibiotics: Plasmas Attack Bacterial Cells on Several Levels

Plasma reactor: The RUB team generates atmospheric-pressure plasmas and tests which effects UV radiation and reactive particles have on bacterial... Read more

When ICUs Get Busy, Doctors Triage Patients More Efficiently, Study Finds

A new study by Penn Medicine researchers published today (1 October, 2013) in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that busy intensive care... Read more

Artificial Kidney could Help Those with Renal Failure

Kidney assembly. The Implantable Artificial Kidney, shown here without filters and covers, works like a human kidney by removing excess minerals... Read more

T2 Biosystems to Exhibit Rapid and Sensitive Assay for Sepsis Pathogens at IDWeek 2013

T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, announced that it will provide demonstrations of... Read more

Promising Results for new Antibody Drug in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Smokers Respond Well

New results from a trial of an antibody that helps the immune system to recognise and attack cancer cells have shown particularly encouraging... 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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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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 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

ARDS is Heterogeneous Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a...

Dr. Leonel Lagunes MD

Nosocomial Pneumonia

This review discusses some of the key advances from the 2005 ATS / IDSA...

Dr. Nidhi Nikhanj

Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide...

Prof. Ingrid Egerod

Critical Care in Denmark

Interview with Professor Ingrid EgerodProf. Ingrid Egerod, RN, MSN, PhD...

Dr. Yuda Sutherasan

Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Emergency Medicine & Trauma

Providing seamless emergency care is the ideal for those of us who work...

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