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CHEST Trial - BMJ Stirs Controversy Over Data Release

Use of starch for fluid resuscitation was suspended by European and U.S. regulators following publication in the New England Journal of Medicine... Read more

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Dedicated Resuscitation Unit Improves Transfer Times for Critically Ill Patients

A critical care resuscitation unit (CCRU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has significantly improved transfer times for non-trauma... Read more

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Early Warning Score - How Often to Monitor

Monitoring patients at risk of deterioration 3 times a day instead of twice a day did not significantly reduce the proportion of clinical deterioration... Read more

Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief, ICU Management & Practice

Vincent’s Vision - The Future of Intensive Care Medicine

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent highlights integration and personalisation as key themes in the future of intensive care medicine, writing in Critical... Read more

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5 Steps Towards ICU Care for the 21st Century

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an organisational intervention in itself , gathering the sickest patients in a single space, with care from... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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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Dr. Matthieu Schmidt

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS

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 Dorothy Wade

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Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy

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 Toby Edwards

Aerodynamic Leadership

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Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?

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 Catherine White

Don't Forget to Ask! The Patient and Relative Perspective

There has been good progress in the last decade to ensure that the patient...

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