ICU and Emergency

Bug vs. Bug: Benign C. Difficile Strains Keep Fatal Strains at Bay

In a recent study, two different strains of non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile provided protection against both historic and epidemic C.... Read more

Gambro at ESICM LIVES 2013 in Paris

Gambro will host a Lunch Symposium on October 8, 2013 during the 26th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in... Read more

ALung Showcases the Hemolung RAS at ESICM LIVES 2013 In Paris

ALung Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of innovative respiratory assist devices, today announced it will showcase the Hemolung RAS next... Read more

EU Funded Effort to Develop New Stroke Therapies

The COUNTERSTROKE consortium led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet today (1 Oct., 2013)  initiates a six million Euro EU funded collaboration... Read more

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

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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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