ICU and Emergency

AABB Guideline for Platelet Transfusions

The AABB, formerly the American Association of Blood Banks, has developed a guideline on appropriate use of platelet transfusion in adult patients.... Read more

Specialised Ambulance Increases ‘Golden Hour' Thrombolysis

The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit (STEMO) helped increase the percentage of stroke patients who received thrombolysis to break down blood... Read more

BK Virus Thrives After Kidney Transplantation Despite Use of Levofloxacin

According to a new study, a three-month course of levofloxacin following kidney transplantation did not prevent the BK virus from appearing in... Read more

Aspirin Use In Surgery Does Not Reduce Kidney Infection

According to a new study, neither aspirin nor clonidine reduce the risk of acute kidney injury when used in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.... Read more

Stroke Patients: Hospital Bed Position Matters

During the first 24 hours after a stroke, attention to detail such as hospital bed positioning is critical to patient outcomes. Bed position... Read more

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Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... Read more

A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... 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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

ICU Management Welcomes New Editorial Board Members

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, has welcomed three distinguished...

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Patient Safety and Social Media

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS

Improved Outcomes of Immunocompromised Patients Admitted to the ICU Im...

 Jason Van Schoor

Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

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Dr. Peter Thomas

Physiotherapy Services in the Australian ICU

Physiotherapists are key members of the Australian intensive care unit...

Dr. Barbara Presello

Critically Ill Diabetic Patients

The Case for Liberal Glycaemic Management Background Several large ran...

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