ICU and Emergency

LIVES 2017: Lack of severe hypoxaemia most common reason not to prone

Despite proven benefits of proning patients with ARDS (Guérin et al. 2013), patients with ARDS are seldom put in prone position. A one-day prevalence... Read more

LIVES 2017: The patient is at the centre

“Keeping the patient at the centre of everything we do” was the key message from the U.S. Society of Critical Care Medicine President, Ruth... Read more

Tool predicts 30-day mortality for heart failure patients

Researchers in Spain have developed a new tool to better assess risk of mortality from heart failure. The simple tool makes use of readily available... Read more

Christopher Moore, MD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is part of an international team of researchers that has developed a new tool to help healthcare providers ID patients at the greatest risk when resources are most limited.

New triage tool helps save lives in resource-limited settings

A new tool can help healthcare providers quickly identify patients at the greatest risk of death when resources are most limited. Developed by... Read more

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

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I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals needs to include women... Read more

SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrAcranial PreSsurE in intensive care (ICU), endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is now enrolling participant centres.   What is Synapse-ICU? Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the most common neuromonitoring modality used in neurocritical care... Read more

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... 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 a wide range... 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 to 6 hours and... 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 acute medical... Read more

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The Care Continuum

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Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families

We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation...

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