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ESICM LIVES 2015

ICU Management at ESICM LIVES 2015

ICU Management will be exhibiting at ESICM LIVES next week. Drop by Stand 21 to pick up your complimentary copy of ICU Management’s latest issue.Our... Read more

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Survey: In-Hospital Care of Critically Ill Patients in France

When patients present with organ failure to French teaching hospitals, the receiving hospitals have very varied staffing and organisation, according... Read more

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Study: Do Checklists Improve Care in the ICU?

Use of an electronic "process-of-care" checklist during medical ward rounds was effective in improving daily care delivery in the intensive care... Read more

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Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of... Read more

Raj Ratwani, PhD, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities,... Read more

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Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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 Maurizia Capuzzo

Persistent Organ Failure Before Death in Patients with Severe Sepsis

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Dr. Barbara Presello

Critically Ill Diabetic Patients

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 Annika Reintam Blaser

Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?

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Sandeep Bansal

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 Aaron Sklar

If You Build It, Will They Come?

On the first day of a new project, I often discover that many of my colleagues...

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Computed Tomography with Computer-Aided Detection for Lung Cancer Screening

Several medical societies recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose...

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