ICU and Emergency

High-risk ECMO - heroic rescue or futile care?

Over the past decade, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become mainstream therapy in adult intensive care. Although the list... Read more

#EUSEM18: Is it a zebra, horse or chameleon? Diagnostic reasoning in the ED

How can we predict errors in the emergency department? Clinician judgement is key, said Eric Dryver, speaking at the European Society for Emergency... Read more

Late parenteral nutrition beneficial to undernourished critically ill children

In undernourished critically ill children, withholding parenteral nutrition (PN) for one week was clinically superior to early PN, according... Read more

Importance of advanced care planning in elderly trauma patients

New research from University of Alberta highlights the importance of early advanced care planning to improve patient and family-centred... Read more

"Fluid overload" - a poorly-defined term that should be avoided

Clinicians examining an oedematous patient are wont to say that the patient has “fluid overload” or “hypervolemia” or both and propose fluid... 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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