ICU and Emergency

Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal... Read more

Maquet / Pulsion: Cooperation in Advanced Monitoring

EIRUS device for continuous monitoring of glucose and lactate to be distributed by PULSION in Europe.  As part of Maquet’s Critical Care’s... Read more

Study Uncovers Genetic Evidence: Sepsis Caused by Single Bacteria

A recent study undertaken by an international team of academics and published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, has investigated the... Read more

Sepsis Study: Same Survival Rate Regardless of Treatment Method

Comparing three treatment methods shows same survival rate According to a five-year clinical study named ProCESS, for Protocolised Care... Read more

Critical Illness Survivors at Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses, Increased Medication Use

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... 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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Benelux: Focus on Euthanasia

In Europe, euthanasia, the act of assisting with the death of a person...

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