ICU and Emergency

PhaseBio Expands Clinical Development of Vasomera for the Treatment of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, today announced the successful... Read more

Finding the Way to Lung Tumours by “GPS”

The tool that the scientists are about to test is known as a bronchoscope, a pencil-thin flexible tube that is fed down the airways and... Read more

New Virus Isolated from Patients with Severe Brain Infections

Positron emission tomograph of brain. Credit: Wellcome Images. Researchers have identified a new virus in patients with severe brain... Read more

Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway... Read more

Coatings Could Help Medical Implants Function Better

A small sensor like these are used to monitor bodily functions or deliver drugs. Produced by a collaborator group at the University of Technology... 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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