ICU and Emergency

ICU Patients: Impact of Nutritional Support on Outcomes

Survivorship is at the forefront of critical care research, hence it is imperative that nutrition studies carefully consider biological mechanisms... Read more

Cholestatic Alterations in the Critically Ill

Hepatic dysfunction and jaundice are traditionally viewed as late features of sepsis and other critical illnesses. Identifying true cholestatic... Read more

Ultrasound-guided CVC Placement: A Structured Approach

Ultrasound guidance can improve patient safety and procedural quality during central venous catheter (CVC) placement in the internal jugular... Read more

Open Abdomen in Non-trauma Patient: WSES Consensus Paper

Until better data is available, the use of the open abdomen (OA) should be carefully tailored to each single patient taking care to not overuse... Read more

qSOFA in Blunt Trauma Victims' Risk Assessment

In a new study, researchers examined the ability of the recently described quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score (qSOFA) to predict... Read more

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I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals needs to include women... Read more

SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrAcranial PreSsurE in intensive care (ICU), endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is now enrolling participant centres.   What is Synapse-ICU? Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the most common neuromonitoring modality used in neurocritical care... Read more

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... 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. Jeroen Schouten

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

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Cancer Research Powered by Place: How Location and Health go Hand-in-Hand

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 Alexandre Lima

Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could...

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Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

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How Comics Play a Role in Medicine

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Fast-track surgery: a multidisciplinary collaboration

Prof. Henrik Kehlet reflects on the progress of fast-track surgery and...

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