ICU and Emergency

Medications to Prevent Clots not Reaching Some Patients

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that hospitalized patients do not receive more than one in 10 doses of doctor-ordered blood thinners prescribed... Read more

PhaseBio Expands Clinical Development of Vasomera for the Treatment of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, today announced the successful... Read more

Finding the Way to Lung Tumours by “GPS”

The tool that the scientists are about to test is known as a bronchoscope, a pencil-thin flexible tube that is fed down the airways and into... Read more

New Virus Isolated from Patients with Severe Brain Infections

Positron emission tomograph of brain. Credit: Wellcome Images.Researchers have identified a new virus in patients with severe brain infections... Read more

Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway... 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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Dr. Richard Sandford, PhD, FRCP

ADPKD: Realising Progress Through Patient Empowerment

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited, chronic,...

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Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critical care...

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Leadership in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

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MRI Care Pathway: Supporting a Quality Management System

In any MRI unit, service quality as experienced by patients depends on...

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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

The Economic ImpactWe studied the economic impact of omitting routine chest...

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