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Optimising Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Antibiotic dosing regimens for critically ill patients require constant vigilance, due to extreme shifts on organ function that can impact on... Read more

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How Doctors Can Address Suffering

Doctors can play a pivotal role in addressing suffering if they can expand how they work with patients, according to an opinion piece published... Read more

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Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently... Read more

Fight Against Infections: Biofilms, MRSA, Funding

Dislodging BiofilmsAustralian researchers have developed a technique that tricks bacterial biofilms, which form on living tissues and on medical... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic... Read more

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Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... 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. Francis Zarb

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve...

 Luis Martí-Bonmatí

Organisational Change in Newly Integrated Medical Imaging Departments

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 Silvia Terraneo

Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract

A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? Candida...

Asst. Prof. Stuart McGrane

Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

Delirium (acute brain dysfunction) can be a complication of critical...

 Filip Deferme

Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department

For the purpose of protecting patient safety and upholding quality standards...

Dr. Marck HTM Haerkens

Implementation Challenges of Crew Resource Management

Crew Resource Management (CRM) human factors awareness training is a useable...

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