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Can Bathing with Chlorhexidine Reduce VAP?

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most important nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICUs). Measures have been taken to... Read more

Emily Damuth, MD

Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients... Read more

ICU patient

Mechanical Ventilation Linked to Long-Term Disability

Prolonged mechanical ventilation poses a significant impact on the long-term well-being of patients. In a study of critically ill patients who... Read more

2015 AUA annual meeting

Readmission in Urologic Surgery Patients

A new study has found that patients who underwent elective major urologic surgery were twice as likely as other surgical patients to be readmitted... Read more

Intensive care unit (ICU)

Guidelines for Resolving ICU Treatment Disputes

Care of the critically ill patient can become complicated when a clinician is asked by the patient's family to administer invasive interventions... Read more

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Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

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

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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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 Rachel Clarke

Brexit’s Brutal Blow to the NHS

“I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.”   It’s 8am. Two junior doctors, one En...

Dr. Dong Chan Kim

Critical Care Medicine in Korea

The Past, The Present and the FutureHistory of Critical Care in Korea and...

 Ronny Beer

Optimising Nutrition With an Integrated Nutrition Module: Myth or Reality?

As a neurointensivist with a strong interest in nutritional support, I...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

The specialty of intensive care medicine grew out of the realisation that...

Prof. Andreas Valentin

Safe Transport of Critically Ill Patients

The transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic...

Dr. h.c Peter Kapitein

Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented...

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