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Doctor-Patient Relationship is Key to Reducing CT Scan Overuse in ED

In emergency department settings, overuse of computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury continues despite rigorously validated clinical decision... Read more

Dr. James Leiper of MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

Promising New Sepsis Treatment on the Horizon

A promising new drug for sepsis will have its first clinical trials thanks to a new grant from the British Heart Foundation. The new drug, called... Read more

copper vs. respiratory viruses

Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle... Read more

MyICU app

MyICU App Introduced

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better engage... Read more

ICU delirium - a serious yet understudied issue

Study: Patients' Experiences of Delirium

Up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit experience delirium and this can have a profound and lasting impact on them, according... Read more

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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

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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. Joanna Bayley

Medication Compliance Aids - Towards Smarter & Safer Use

Medication compliance aids (MCAs) are used extensively in Bristol. In July...

Dr. Federico Cabitza

Federico Cabitza

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 Hans Erik Henriksen

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Prof. Henrik Kehlet

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 Paul Casale

Value in Cardiology

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