ICU and Emergency

Diagnostic Testing in ER, OR & ICU Settings Reviewed

Rising economic constraints on hospitals, in tandem with developments in diagnostic products and technologies, tougher competition amid... Read more

The Cost and Quality Conundrum of American End-of-Life Care

At first glance, America is making great strides toward a medical and cultural shift in its approach to end-of-life care: More and more providers... Read more

Biomarker Predicts Organ Rejection and Death in Heart Transplant Patients

Critical Diagnostics’ novel cardiac biomarker, ST2, could offer a way for doctors to monitor transplant patients versus expensive and risky biopsiesCritical... Read more

Covidien’s Technology Platform to Diagnose Early Lung Cancer Part of New Guidelines of ACCP

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced on May 21, 2013 that its superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy... Read more

Welch Allyn Technology Provides Connectivity Between Diagnostic Devices and EMR

Welch Allyn Connex(R) Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series (Photo: Business Wire)Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes... 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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Dr. Matthieu Schmidt

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS

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Heart-Lung Interactions from the Lung's Perspective

In this article we describe the characteristics of the interaction between...

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Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices

 This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment...

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Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated...

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