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How effective are ICU telemedicine programmes?

Critical care is both resource intensive and costly, consuming nearly 15 percent of all hospital costs in the United States. With the demand... Read more

When is mechanical ventilation harmful to the lung?

Ventilator-induced lung injury is a multifaceted problem that has progressively become a preoccupation for intensivists and anaesthesiologists.... Read more

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Talking about money in the ICU

Do financial considerations about treatment occur during the ICU stay? A study of electronic medical records found that 4% had at least one... Read more

'AI Clinician' can aid doctors in treating sepsis patients

Researchers from Imperial College London have created an artificial intelligence system that could help treat patients with sepsis. Aptly... Read more

Extracorporeal techniques in sepsis treatment: benefits and risks

Sepsis, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, is characterised by a dysregulated immune response to infections that results... Read more

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Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prof. Kudchadkar's areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and... Read more

Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... Read more

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

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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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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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 Jos Vanlanduyt

Patient Safety & Risk Management

In recent years patient safety and risk management have ‏become important...

 Hans Vandewyngaerde

The Road Ahead

Value Based Healthcare and HIT   It has been more than 10 years...

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Organisational Development: Achieving Change

A wanderer asks a woodcutter in the forest the way. The woodcutter says...

Dr. Elisabeth Esteban PhD

Caring for children in the PICU

From novel technology to family-centred care: new challenges for old...

Dr. Sapna Kudchadkar MD

PICU Up! A multicomponent early mobility intervention for critically ill children

An overview of the 'PICU Up!' mobility programme at Johns Hopkins...

Dr. Hans van Schuppen

Why You Should Always Debrief Your Resuscitations

Everyone who is active in resuscitation teams will admit: treating a...

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