ICU and Emergency

New Study Shows Xenex’s Room Disinfection System Reduces Environmental Contamination

Xenex Healthcare Services announced on June 6, 2013, that Dr. Mark Stibich presented the poster “Reductions in Environmental Contamination and... Read more

Circulation 62% More Likely to Return with ZOLL AutoPulse

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced on June 6, 2013, that a paper just published... Read more

Philips Announces Completion of Patient Enrolment in Therapeutic Hypothermia Study

CHILL-MI study to further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the InnerCool RTx endovascular cooling system to reduce reperfusion injury... Read more

Boston Startup Wants to Harness ICU Data to Help Doctors Make Better Decisions

A Boston startup wants to bring smart analytics to critical care in order to help doctors spot and treat at-risk patients.The intensive care... Read more

Pediatric-Specific Bundle Offers New Strategy to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Children

Implementation of a bundle for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill infants and children may lead to lower rates... Read more

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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

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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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