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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Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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