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Respiratory Failure: Is Noninvasive Ventilation Effective?

A multicentre study finds that early noninvasive ventilation, compared with oxygen therapy alone, did not reduce the risk of 28-day mortality... Read more

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ESICM 2015: Study: Post-ICU Health-Related Quality of Life Improves

While survival after ICU has improved, more needs to be known about health-related quality of life for the survivors.Lotti Orwelius, Sweden presented... Read more

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ESICM 2015: When The Patient is Your Family Member

When the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine met in Barcelona for LIVES 2014, Mitchell Levy, Professor of Medicine, Brown University,... Read more

ESICM LIVES 2015: Intensivists Care for Lives!

ESICM 2015: Intensivists Care for Lives!

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine President Daniel De Backer tonight  welcomed delegates to Berlin to the 28th Annual Congress. With... Read more

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Golden Hour Policy Improves Combat Survival

A mandate in 2009 that critically injured U.S. servicemen should receive definitive care within the so-called "golden hour" has improved survival... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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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