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Scarce Data on Advantage of ICU Bedside Diagnosis

According to a review published online on 4 August in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, little or scarce data on the advantage of... Read more

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Exposure to Rude Behaviour Harms NICU Team Performance

A study by Israeli researchers shows that exposure to rude behaviour can have adverse consequences on the diagnostic and procedural performance... Read more

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Anaesthesia: Brain Effects Differ in Old and Young Patients

In a series of studies, Massachusetts General Hospital's researchers have observed the differences in the way common anaesthetics affect the... Read more

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True Blood: Blood Sampling in ICUs

The negative impact of blood sampling in critical care patients is well known, and more recently the importance of blood conservation strategies... Read more

end-of-life care

UK Issues Draft Guidance for Care of the Dying

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced new draft guidance to improve the care of adults nearing the end of... Read more

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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

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... 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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Asst. Prof. Piyali Mitra Mathavan

Self-Assessment for Hospitals

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Nosocomial Pneumonia

This review discusses some of the key advances from the 2005 ATS / IDSA...

 Jane Smith

Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service

North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute...

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State of Intensive Care in Turkey

The history of intensive care (IC) in Turkey has followed a somewhat similar...

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Utility of Brain Ultrasound in Neurocritical care

Evidence shows that sonography of the brain can be used to visualise most...

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