ICU and Emergency

Open Abdomen in Non-trauma Patient: WSES Consensus Paper

Until better data is available, the use of the open abdomen (OA) should be carefully tailored to each single patient taking care to not overuse... Read more

qSOFA in Blunt Trauma Victims' Risk Assessment

In a new study, researchers examined the ability of the recently described quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score (qSOFA) to predict... Read more

Sepsis-3: Impact on Previously Defined Septic Shock Patients

In a new analysis, 57% of patients meeting old definition for septic shock did not meet Sepsis-3 criteria. Although Sepsis-3 criteria identified... Read more

ICU Costs Higher for Patients Dying Before Discharge

The high cost of critical care has engendered research into identifying influential factors. However, previous studies have not considered patient... Read more

Fluid Challenge: Its Impact on Fluid Responsiveness

The fluid challenge is considered the gold standard for diagnosis of fluid responsiveness. A new systematic review finds that the duration... 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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Cognitive Impairment After Critical Illness: Prevention and Treatment

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Cardiology in the Care Continuum

The case for coordination of cardiology services across the care continuum...

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Goal-Directed Therapy

Goal-directed therapy (GDT) continues to be a subject of controversy in...

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Regina Holliday and the Walking Gallery

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Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

Redesigning cancer services in the acute setting is the only way  to cope...

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Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many i...

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