ICU and Emergency

Fatty acids and enteral nutrition in the critically ill

Dutch researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of fish oil-containing enteral nutrition... Read more

Man vs. machine in emergency medicine

Emergency medicine is characterised by a high patient flow where timely decisions are essential. Vital signs are of great importance for... Read more

Early IV fluid treatment and sepsis mortality

Intravenous (IV) fluids provided by paramedics were associated with reduced in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis and hypotension... Read more

Fluid resuscitation in ICU: crystalloids inferior to colloids?

Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of crystalloids and... Read more

Textbook with heading Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Phenotyping: need to identify subgroups of ARDS patients

The consensus definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mainly rely on feasible clinical criteria, which help to group patients... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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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Dr. Tobias Gauss MD

Is pre-hospital coagulation management in trauma feasible?

Coagulation management remains a formidable challenge in severely bleeding...

Dr. Svetlena Taneva

Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director...

Prof. Aristomenis Exadaktylos MD, MSc., FRCEM

Emergency Medicine in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country of 8.2 million inhabitants, who mostly live...

Prof. David Koff

Connecting imaging and information in the era of AI

The 13th edition of Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology (MIIT)...

 António Abrantes

Scatter Radiation Exposure During Mobile X-Ray Examinations

The main goal of this research was to quantify scatter radiation exposure...

 Dale Anderson

ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started...

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