ICU and Emergency

Out with the saline? Reduced use linked to better outcomes

Two companion studies have shown that use of saline as intravenous fluid therapy, in comparison to crystalloids, was associated with poor survival... Read more

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Study: gut microbes protect against sepsis

New research published online in the journal Cell Host & Microbe suggests that gut bacteria may help in the fight against sepsis, a life-threatening... Read more

Conjunctival microvascular glycocalyx degradation in non-septic patients

A new study examined whether changes in glycocalyx thickness in non-septic critically ill patients are associated with microcirculatory alterations... Read more

Shortening ventilator time: physiology is key

Mechanical ventilation is used to decrease work of breathing. However, because complications are axiomatic to mechanical ventilation, it should... Read more

Study: ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

More than half of ICU patients in a newly published study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium... 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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