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Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney... Read more

American Journal of Critical Care May 2016 issue cover

Spiritual Care in the ICU

The spiritual needs of ICU patients are addressed in a recent article in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) , which argues that the... Read more

The word "PerCI"

Persistent Critical Illness - The 5 Percent

A study of over 1 million ICU patients has found that just 5 percent of patients account for 33 percent of ICU bed days. And the researchers,... Read more

ARDS as a word

ARDS Prevalence in LUNG-SAFE Study Questioned

The recent publication of the results from the Large Observational Study to Understand the Global Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure... Read more

Teamwork Checklist As Simple as ABCs

Team confidence, cohesion, empathy and esprit de corps as well as patient safety may be improved by using a simple checklist, according to a... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

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

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Editorial

A warm welcome to Brussels for the 35th International Symposium on...

Prof. Michael West

Leadership in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

The delivery of clinical care is based on careful research to determine...

 Les Jebson MHA, FACHE, FACMPE

Guiding Population Health Strategy with Visual Data

An emerging management approach in healthcare delivery is that of a migration...

 Keith Oliver

Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

Redesigning cancer services in the acute setting is the only way  to cope...

Dr. Karin Becke MD

Current challenges in paediatric sedation

Report of the Primex Pharmaceuticals Symposium, Euroanaesthesia 2017,...

Prof. Dr. Greet Van den Berghe MD, PhD

Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose...

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