ICU and Emergency

Stroke Patients Respond Similarly to After-stroke Care, Despite Age Difference

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia... Read more

Robotic Transplant an Option for Obese Kidney Patients

Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant... Read more

Hospital Emergency Department Use, Importance Rises in U.S. Healthcare System

Hospital emergency departments play a growing role in the U.S. healthcare system, accounting for a rising proportion of hospital admissions and... Read more

Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in Critically Ill Hospital Patients

Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their... Read more

Having a Nighttime Critical Care Physician in the ICU Doesn't Improve Patient Outcomes

With little evidence to guide them, many hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have been employing critical care physicians at night with the... 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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