ICU and Emergency

Neuroprotective Measures Improve Outcomes in Patients after Cardiac Arrest

According to an article published by JAMA Neurology, patients with cardiac arrest (CA) who received targeted body-temperature management in intensive... Read more

Treating Pneumonia with Antibiotics

According to the results of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and carried out by researchers at the University Medical Center... Read more

ISICEM15: Centralised or Regionalised Care?

Existing critical care is expensive, poorly distributed and severely stretched. Regionalised trauma centres have shown mortality benefits, so... Read more

ICU Management 1-1-1 Interviews

ICU Management was in pole position at ISICEM last month to interview leading clinicians and industry experts at the 35th International Symposium... Read more

ISICEM15: SIRS and Sepsis: An Unhappy Marriage

What has been the impact of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) on the definition of severe sepsis? Rinaldo Bellomo [(Melbourne, Australia),... 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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Prof. Aristomenis Exadaktylos

Emergency Medicine in Switzerland

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Meeting the Access Control Challenge in Hospitals

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 Kristin Baird

Is Your Leadership Style One Size Fits None?

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 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

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State of Intensive Care in Turkey

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

Dr. Nicola Strickland

Dr. Nicola Strickland

Dr. Strickland is a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust...

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