ICU and Emergency

Study: ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

More than half of ICU patients in a newly published study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium... Read more

Augmented renal clearance: the need for guidelines

Renal function in critically ill patients has been routinely assessed with the objective of detecting renal impairment and adjusting drug doses.... Read more

Code events: intensivist presence linked to better outcomes

To better support the highest function of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) adult code and rapid response teams, a team leadership role was created... Read more

ARDS, delirium and antipsychotic use reviewed

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often requires prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting patients at risk for intensive... Read more

Multitarget treatments for sepsis more effective?

Sepsis is a dysregulation of the body's normal inflammatory response to injury and infection. New research from the University of Chicago suggests... Read more

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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

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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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Prof. Claudio Ronco MD

From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS...

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The future of augmented reality in healthcare

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 Tobias Gilk

Design for Imaging

‘Making It Work’ vs. ‘Making It Fit’   When it comes to design...

 Kathleen Puntillo RN, PhD, FAAN, FCCM

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

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

 Geert-Jan Deddens

Point-of-care ultrasound helps save time and lives

Time is of the essence in an emergency situation, and may be the difference...

 Suzette Delaloge

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Unanswered Questions

The value and importance of multidisciplinary teams in breast cancer...

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