ICU and Emergency

Does Higher ICU Volume Lead to Lower Mortality?

Large multi-speciality intensive care units (ICUs) are emerging in response to increasing demand for critical care. Consolidation of resources... Read more

Assessing the Effectiveness of Gastric Tonometry Guided Therapy

A low intramucosal pH (pHi) and an increase in the difference between gastric mucosal and arterial PCO2 (PCO2 gap) reflect splanchnic hypoperfusion... Read more

Reducing Lung Injuries from Mechanical Ventilation

An experimental work shows for the first time the utility of the stress index to adjust in real time artificial ventilation supply in order to... Read more

WHO Critical Care Training for Tajik Clinicians

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive... Read more

Over Half of ICU Patients on Ventilators Able to Communicate

More than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools... Read more

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Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... 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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