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Frozen Capsulised Faecal Material Treats CDI

Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) may be treated with oral administration of frozen encapsulated faecal material from healthy donors,... Read more

Vancomycin Still Useful For Staph Infections

A new study published in JAMA has determined that vancomycin, an antibiotic that came out more than 50 years ago, remains effective in treating... Read more

Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Digital Patient

With so much digital information available about patients, could data presentation and security be improved? A session at the European Society... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Cost of Sepsis in the ICU

How much does it actually cost to treat sepsis in the ICU? Almost €30,000 according to a study presented at the European Society of Intensive... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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 Heleen M. Oudemans-van Straaten, MD, PhD

Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?

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 ECRI Institute, Welwyn Garden City, UK

Patient Identification: Executive Summary

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The aim of the present review is to summarise the current evidence for...

Touch Creates a Healing Bond in Healthcare

In contemporary healthcare, touch— ‏contact between a doctor’s hand and...

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