ICU and Emergency

New Tool for Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock Diagnosis

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system... Read more

Transfusion-Related Adverse Effects Underreported

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated... Read more

Wake Up And Breathe Programme Shows Positive Results

According to a new study, waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence.... Read more

Organ Donors Who Need Kidneys Go to Top of Transplant List

Based on a new study in the US, living organ donors who later need a kidney go to the top of the transplant waiting list and get excellent-quality... Read more

Peptides: New Promise for Spinal Cord Injury?

A new chemical compound developed by a team of international scientists shows much potential in restoring function lost to spinal cord injury.... 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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