Search Tag: #ESAGeneva

Cardiology Management

#ESAGeneva: In-Flight Cardiac Arrest Guidelines

2017 05 Jun

New guidelines for dealing with in-flight emergency of cardiac arrest in a passenger or crew member were proposed at the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva this year. The guidelines were created by a task force led by Professor Jochen Hinkelbein, University of Cologne, Germany and President of the German Society for Aerospace Medicine (DGLRM). Nearly... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Nothing to Fear for Good Samaritan Doctors

2017 05 Jun

At this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress, experts looked at what can happen when doctors are called on to help with a medical emergency. They believe that as long as the doctors do their best in such situations, it is unlikely that any legal action can be taken against them. The talk titled "Good Samaritan laws in Europe and their implications for... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Emergency Medicine in Space

2017 05 Jun

At the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva this year, experts discussed the unusual and challenging problem of performing emergency medical procedures during space missions. Dr Matthieu Komorowski, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK explains that there are missions planned to the Moon and Mars in the coming... Read more

Executive Health Management

#ESAGeneva: Physician-Assisted Suicide - Yay or Nay?

2017 04 Jun

Physican-assisted suicide continues to remain a controversial topic. Both medical experts and the general public have so far failed to come to a consensus that could balance the issue of dying with dignity with the interests of the individual and society as a whole. At the Euroanaesthesia meeting in Geneva, a special session has been dedicated to debate... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Definition of Brain Death Must be Cleared Up

2017 04 Jun

At the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva this year, a special session will focus on the international variation in the definition of death. Experts believe that it is important to clear up this variation in order to restore both public and professional confidence as well as improve the management of patients at the end of life to improve successful... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Frailer Patients at Greater Risk of Institutional Care and Death

2017 04 Jun

Research presented at Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva shows that frail patients are twice as likely to die in the year following admission to critical care and are also more likely to need nursing home care after discharge from hospital as compared to patients who are not frail. Frailty is quite common and affects 1 in 10 people over the age of... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Older Patients Have Higher Pain Tolerance

2017 04 Jun

According to new research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting in Geneva, age plays an important role in the level of pain experienced after major surgery and that older people are better able to tolerate serious post-operative pain. However, findings suggest that the impact on pain on physical function does not decline and that older patients... Read more