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LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University... Read more

LIVES2017: Migration and intensive care: what about ethics?

With vast numbers of migrants and refugees reaching Europe over the last few years, what are the implications for intensivists? A session arranged... Read more

LIVES2017: Is there a critical care gender gap?

In critical care medicine, women are not proportionally represented as authors, conference speakers or on guideline panels, said Geeta Mehta,... Read more

LIVES2017: New outcome prediction score

A newly validated outcome prediction score (PEAR score), based on information available at ICU admission, is simple, quick and easily understandable,... Read more

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

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As I usually do when I'm writing, first I'll throw a random fact--not so random--with a slight relation with our subject. The thing is, I lack good metaphors. Some time ago I stumbled on a fantastic article by Holloway discussing a new approach to treating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The climax is: in Switzerland, England and New York, tuberculosis-related... Read more

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 need 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

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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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