ICU and Emergency

Robotic Ultrasound Has Added Benefit in Removing Kidney Cancers

While the use of ultrasound to identify tumors during kidney cancer surgery is gaining acceptance, a research team at Henry Ford Hospital has... Read more

Stroke Recovery Theories Challenged by New Studies Looking at Brain Lesions, Bionic Arms

Patient in rehab with device. (Credit: Image courtesy of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)Stroke survivors left weakened or partially... Read more

3D-printed Splint Saves Infant’s Life

Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe... Read more

Contaminated Ultrasound Gel Tied to Outbreak of Healthcare-associated Infections

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa, investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound gel... Read more

Penumbra Launches the Newest Clot Extraction Device to Treat Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

Penumbra, Inc. announced the launch and wide availability of the 5MAX™ ACE, a next generation clot extraction device that uses aspiration alone... Read more

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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

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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