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Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU... Read more

Study: Primary Care Intervention for Sepsis Survivors

A primary care intervention for sepsis survivors, designed to improve mental health-related quality of life, did not improve mental health outcomes... Read more

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How to Implement Patient Blood Management Bundles

Guidance on how to implement patient blood management (PBM) in a hospital is provided in an article just published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews.Corresponding... Read more

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Study: Change Management in the ICU

Relocating an ICU can involve not only a physical move but changes to work practices. Relocation should be planned with a systematic change management... Read more

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Early Mobilisation: How, When and Who

Early physical therapy is recommended in ICU guidelines, but detail on the actual physical therapy is lacking, according to the authors of a... Read more

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Lessons from a doctor turned patientDr. Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, is a critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Director of Care Experience for the health system. Her book In Shock, published... Read more

As I usually do when I'm writing, first I'll throw a random fact--not so random--with a slight relation with our subject. The thing is, I lack good metaphors. Some time ago I stumbled on a fantastic article by Holloway discussing a new approach to treating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The climax is: in Switzerland, England and New York, tuberculosis-related... Read more

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals need to include women... 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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