ICU and Emergency

Head CT for prognostication

Brain injury is a leading cause of death among patients who are hospitalised after cardiac arrest (CA). A large majority of these patients die... Read more

Mechanical ventilation journey continues - an expert look

While mechanical ventilation is widely used and has improved greatly since first used in the 1950s, there is still room for improvement, according... Read more

Diaphragm and lung ultrasound for weaning prediction

Deciding the optimal timing for extubation in mechanically ventilated patients can be challenging, and traditional weaning predictor tools are... Read more

USA sepsis incidence and trends measurement, clinical data best

On World Sepsis Day, 13 September, JAMA has published new research into the incidence of sepsis in the United States. The challenges of tackling... Read more

Wekend

Is there a ‘weekend effect’ for ICU mortality?

The risk of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU) is higher for patients admitted at the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study... Read more

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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 needs to include women... Read more

SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrAcranial PreSsurE in intensive care (ICU), endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is now enrolling participant centres.   What is Synapse-ICU? Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the most common neuromonitoring modality used in neurocritical care... Read more

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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. Jeroen Schouten

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Treating patients with multidrugresistant (MDR) pathogens is an increasing...

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Cancer Research Powered by Place: How Location and Health go Hand-in-Hand

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 Alexandre Lima

Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could...

Asst. Prof. Stuart McGrane

Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

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 Jorge Muniz

How Comics Play a Role in Medicine

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Fast-track surgery: a multidisciplinary collaboration

Prof. Henrik Kehlet reflects on the progress of fast-track surgery and...

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