ICU and Emergency

Are Newly Licensed Intensivists Prepared for Practice?

A study in the Netherlands indicates that recently licensed intensivists are well prepared for most tasks in intensive care medicine (ICM). However,... Read more

Video Testimonials Improve Consensus Regarding Patients' Wishes

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret patients' wishes... Read more

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Study: ICU May Be Overused for Some COPD, Acute MI, HF Patients

For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more beneficial than... Read more

Study: Vitamin D Protects Against Cold and Flu

Findings from a global collaborative study confirms that Vitamin D supplementation can protect against respiratory tract infection. The study... Read more

Peritoneal Dialysis: Evidence, Guidelines, and Controversies

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible, safe, and complementary alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic setting, but also in... Read more

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 Please see below details of an online survey which is being supported by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. The survey has been distributed to national societies for dissemination to their members. We encourage you to participate and thank you very much in advance of your assistance in generating a good response. You... Read more

You are being asked to complete a survey as part of a study about “why we leave the abdomen open in trauma and acute care surgery”. The aim of this survey is to help simplify the utilization of the open abdomen through a pragmatic approach.Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. Your name and other identifying information will never... Read more

Daniela J. Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Following graduation from Harvard, she went on to earn her MD at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she also completed internship and residency. She then returned to Boston for her subspecialty... 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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World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine

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Immune dysfunction in sepsis

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 Konstantin Feise

Ultrasound Guides the Way in Stuttgart

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The Recertification Process of a Chest Pain Unit (CPU)

With chest pain a leading reason for an emergency room visit, what is new...

 Dalia Hilmi

Turning burnout into bright futures

Why burnout needs to be addressed now and not later   Burnout in cardi...

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