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LIVES2016: Do We Need the Dead Donor Rule?

With continuing shortages of donor organs in all countries, should the dead donor rule be replaced by the “dead enough for donation” rule? The... Read more

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LIVES2016 - the Twitterverse

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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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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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. Aslı Kılavuz

Geriatrics In Turkey

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White Coats in the Boardroom

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Risk & Danger

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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Critical Care

Key Messages 1. We need to Identify high risk patients early on during...

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