ICU and Emergency

LIVES2018: Clinical effects of proton-pump inhibitor prophylaxis in ICU

Critically ill patients are at risk for stress-related gastrointestinal bleeding, which is associated with adverse outcomes. The Stress... Read more

LIVES2018: Are dopamine antagonists useful in preventing ICU delirium?

There are conflicting data on the effects of antipsychotic medications on delirium in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). A new study... Read more

LIVES2018: Does energy-dense nutrition improve outcomes?

The effect of delivering nutrition at different calorie levels during critical illness is uncertain, and patients typically receive less... Read more

Patients with AKI and sepsis: when to initiate renal-replacement therapy

Among patients with septic shock who had severe acute kidney injury (AKI), there was no significant difference in overall mortality at 90 days... Read more

Stronger evidence for vitamin C use in sepsis treatment

A new meta-analysis reveals a positive correlation between incorporating vitamin C in the treatment of sepsis and favourable patient outcomes.... Read more

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Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... Read more

Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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 Andrew Lovegrove

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CO2 in the critically ill

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Why I became a radiology whistleblower

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Bringing new technologies to anaesthesia: are we there yet?

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice...

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EPF: Patient Empowerment Campaign

As European health services face an ageing population and an increase...

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