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Sepsis Clinical Trials - Can Do Better?

Mortality from sepsis remains high, and results of clinical trials have been disappointing. Changing trials design has the potential to improve... Read more

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Guideline: Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure

The British Thoracic Society/ Intensive Care Society guideline on ventilatory management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure has been updated... Read more

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Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Biomarker Can Predict Mortality

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the biomarker CD163 can predict mortality in patients... Read more

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Patients with Seizures - How to Diagnose and Treat

When ICU patients experience prolonged seizures, immediate action is required to prevent long-term neurological damage. An article in the April... Read more

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Evaluating Teamwork in Medical Emergencies

Teamwork education is known to improve trauma team performance, including leadership, situation monitoring, communication and prioritisation.... Read more

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What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... 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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 Dorothy Wade

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

As awareness has grown of the great distress intensive care patients may...

 Dennis van Veghel

Meetbaar Beter: Value-Based Healthcare for Heart Patients

Introduction Meetbaar Beter (En: Measurably Better) is a doctor-driven and...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Book Review: The Organization of Critical Care

There are not many good books on this topic, and the present one inclu...

Dr. Mark Wilks

Clinical Benefits of Rapid Pathogen Testing with PCR/ESI-MS

Dr. Mark Wilks, Clinical Scientist, Microbiology at Barts Health NHS Trust...

 Bert van Meurs

The Future of Image Guided Therapy

The possibilities for the future of minimally invasive procedures through...

Dr. Sana Pascaline

New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit

Whilst mammography remains the most consistent modality for breast cancer...

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