ICU and Emergency

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016 Update

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign , an initiative of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and... Read more

1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide... Read more

Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of... Read more

Study: qSOFA Predicts Mortality in ED Patients with Suspected Infection

According to an international study published in JAMA , the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) more accurately predicts in-hospital... Read more

Greater Primary Care Physician Involvement, Less Costly, Less intensive care

According to new research by Claire K. Ankuda, MD, MPH, with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michagan... 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. Miriam Poggioli

“Simulate, or not to simulate?”

Evolution in medicine and the anaesthesia context. A brief discussion...

Prof. Guy Frija

Putting Quality and Safety for Patients First: ESR EuroSafe Imaging

The demand for medical imaging examinations is constantly growing, and...

Dr. Yuda Sutherasan

Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class...

Prof. Robert Wachter MD

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Hospitalist,Writer and Professor & Interim Chair of the Department...

Dr. Adrian Wong

POCUS and SHOCK

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an invaluable tool to differentiate...

 Phil Weihser

Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not...

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