ICU and Emergency

State of the Art: Sphere Medical Debuts Miniature In-Line Blood Gas Analyser

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will be introducing its new Proxima in-line patient dedicated... Read more

ImaCor Announces All-In-One Haemodynamic Management Platform

ImaCor Inc., the developer of the world’s first and only haemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE™) technology, has just announced... Read more

Anaesthesia Impacts Perioperative Risk and Outcomes

Anaesthesiologists play a vital role in perioperative care. In recent decades, the risks associated with anaesthetic care have been dramatically... Read more

Heart Muscle Inflammation Peaks Twice after MI

A new study provides evidence challenging the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial oedema (heart muscle swelling) only occurs... Read more

Study: Hypoxia, Hypotension 'Deadly Combo' in TBI

Prehospital hypoxia and hypotension have been known to increase mortality in the setting of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results of a new study... Read more

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Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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. Bernd K. Hamm

Professor Bernd Hamm, ECR President

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Women in Leadership in Intensive Care Medicine

There is a significant gender imbalance in positions of leadership in intensive...

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In Turkey intensive care was not a separate specialty for years, and was...

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Social Media Opportunities in Radiology

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Prof. Sharon Einav

Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Interview with Professor Sharon Einav Professor Sharon Einav is Chair of...

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