ICU and Emergency

Conservative Oxygen Therapy, Lower Mortality, but Larger Trials Needed

A conservative protocol for oxygen therapy for intensive care patients led to lower ICU mortality, in a randomised controlled trial that was... Read more

High-Flow Nasal Cannula Noninferior to NIV for Preventing Respiratory Failure and Reintubation

A multicentre randomised trial that evaluated high-flow nasal cannula in patients at high risk of reintubation found that it was not inferior... Read more

Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were... Read more

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Quality and Safety: What Have We Learned?

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia... 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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