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Gary and Kathie Brauchla, Arizona, USA

Wakening After Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA - Give it Time

A study from the University of Arizona suggests that doctors may be predicting survival outcomes too soon in patients who suffered an out-of-hospital... Read more

Triage Guidance from the WFSICCM

Allocating critical care resources optimally and equitably involves many factors, starting with considering the benefits of admission to the... Read more

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New Sepsis Guidelines for England

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in England has issued guidelines on sepsis with one key message - health professionals... Read more

Study: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

A small randomised trial into the effects of inspiratory muscle training for patients who had been weaned from mechanical ventilation found... Read more

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Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New Guidelines

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)   advise shorter... Read more

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Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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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 Keith Oliver

Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

Redesigning cancer services in the acute setting is the only way  to cope...

 Achim Escher

Business Intelligence in Hospital Management

Challenges and Opportunities Using the Example of a Radiology Department...

Dr Giuseppe Citerio

Quantitative EEG in ICU: Useful and Feasible

EEG measures continuously at the bedside the human brain’s electrical...

Dr. Umesh Prabhu

Happy staff, safe patients

An interview with Dr. Umesh Prabhu.  Leading NHS medical director,...

Prof. Stefan Heinemann

Smart hospital ethics: starting the dialogue

With the advent of smart hospitals, the digital future of clinical medicine...

Prof Jean-Michel Constantin MD, PhD

Early Mobilisation in ICU: From Concept to Reality - Four Steps to Change Patient Outcomes

For years, 28-day survival was the holy grail of ICU physicians. As ICU...

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