ICU and Emergency

ICU Organisational Changes: Impact on Patient Outcome and Cost

Changes in the organisation of the intensive care department over the past decades – including the implementation of the closed format and electronic... Read more

Study: Lung Ultrasound Helpful in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

Compared to Wells score, a pretest risk stratification enhanced by lung and venous ultrasound performs better in the early diagnostic process... Read more

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Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety

Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse... Read more

Does Tight Glycaemic Control Benefit Critically Ill Children?

Critically ill children with hyperglycaemia did not benefit from tight glycaemic control targetted to a blood glucose level of 80 to 110 mg... Read more

Living Without Lungs for 6 Days Saves a Mom’s Life

In a challenging procedure never done before, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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Dr. Pamela Zolda PhD

EIBIR's role in imaging research projects: how to turn your project idea into reality

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Intensive Care Systems Research-Interview With Associate Professor Hannah Wunsch

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