ICU and Emergency

Association between statin and sepsis outcome

A new study published in the journal CHEST suggests that the drug specific effect of statins in sepsis is not correlated to their lipid-lowering... Read more

LIVES 2017: Do muscle activating measures prevent muscle atrophy?

The effect of protocol-based physiotherapy and additional muscle activating measures on the balance between muscular protein synthesis... Read more

LIVES 2017: Which delirium prediction model should we use?

ICU delirium affects around one-third of ICU patients, leading to short- and long-term impaired outcome as well as increased costs. Better... Read more

LIVES 2017: Perioperative management of high-risk patients

The Intraoperative Norepinephrine to Control Arterial Pressure (INPRESS) study – a multicentre, randomised clinical trial – finds that, among... Read more

LIVES 2017: Sepsis care in low-income countries

Simplified sepsis protocol did not reduce mortality Among adults with sepsis and hypotension, most of whom were positive for HIV, in a resource-limited... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

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

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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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 Laura Lyman Rodriguez

New toolkit helps nurses use genomics for patient care

Resource available for all levels of genomics competency  ...

Professor Hugo Saner

Hugo Saner

Senior Consultant -University Clinics of Cardiology, Switzerland Research...

Prof. Claudio Ronco MD

From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS...

Prof. Armand Girbes MD, PhD, EDIC

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, proto...

Dr. Arno Nierich MD, PhD

Fibrinogen concentrate in elective complex cardiac surgery: a monocentric trial

Presents the results from a randomised controlled trial which aimed to...

Assoc. Prof. Carla van Gils

MRI in Women with Extremely Dense Breasts, Interview with Dr. Carla van Gils

The first randomised controlled trial (RCT) on MRI and mammography in...

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