ICU and Emergency

More Than a Title: Leadership Lessons from ISICEM 2017

The difference between a good and a bad leader may be obvious, but when it comes to assuming the mantle of leadership, leaders are made, not... Read more

Levosimendan for Haemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery

In patients who required perioperative hemodynamic support after cardiac surgery, low-dose levosimendan in addition to standard care did not... Read more

Mechanical Ventilation: Which Patients Benefit from High PEEP?

Among patients with hypoxaemia after cardiac surgery, the use of an intensive alveolar recruitment strategy compared with a moderate recruitment... Read more

Study: Drug Shortage Associated with Sepsis Deaths

Patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death,... Read more

Neuromuscular Blockade in Management of Critical Illness

Changes in the delivery of critical care – including protocolised care pathways, increased monitoring techniques and improvements in reducing... Read more

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Basic airway management—jaw thrust and mask and bag ventilation should be a basic competence of all health workers. Advanced airway management should not be defined by designation, but by competence. Health systems are different, so one cannot transplant one system to another. But in times where for instance laryngeal mask is replacing endotracheal... Read more

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... 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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Prof. Mikhail Zamyatin

Results of antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in multidisciplinary hospital

The interventional single-centre with historical control study was conducted...

Prof. Rinaldo Bellomo MD, MBBS, FRACP, FCICM

Rapid response teams

This article reviews the RRT system concept and provides an update...

Prof. Petra Innerhofer MD

Treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy with factor concentrates

RETIC study  Presents results of the RETIC study that compared...

Dr. Mark Wilks

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

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

Prof. Peter Fleischut MD

Big Data and the Future of the Care Continuum

Every facet of the healthcare sector has a role to play in the future...

 Rebekah Thomson

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) is a therapeutic strategy based on...

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