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ICU Management

ISICEM18: Are ICUs doing too much?

2018 28 Mar

With all the tests and treatments available in ICUs, it’s good to take a step back and question whether they are necessary, according to presenters at ISICEM 2018. Over-diagnosis Jan de Waele , MD, PhD,  Critical Care Physician at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, started by asking if there is over-diagnosis in the ICU, driven by a compulsion... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM18: Imaging deep into the lungs

2018 28 Mar

A medical imaging technology under development that enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside patients' lungs for the first time was one of the highlights of ISICEM 2018. A molecular imaging system under development by the PROTEUS consortium has enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside the distal lung for the first time. Kev Dhaliwal, Professor... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM18: What you need to know about ICU cost control

2018 27 Mar

Controlling ICU costs requires good interdisciplinary communication and optimised resource allocation and use. It does not mean that patient outcomes will be compromised. Taking on budgeting can be daunting, but there are key points to bear in mind, according to Jukka Takala, professor of Intensive Care Medicine in the University of Bern, Switzerland,... Read more