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Sepsis code implementation at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital: rapid diagnostics key to success

2017 22 Nov

Implementation of a sepsis code, Código Sepsis, in October 2015 at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona has led to better detection and a significant reduction in mortality. The hospital is the largest in Barcelona, with more than 1,100 beds and 7,000 employees.The objectives of Código Sepsis are to increase suspicion of sepsis and septic... Read more

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POC Device Can Test for Sepsis from Drop of Blood

2017 03 Jul

Researchers from the University of Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, USA, have developed a new portable device, which they say is the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system's response, without any need to process the blood.You might also like: New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in... Read more

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New Hybrid Technology for Faster Stroke Diagnosis

2016 19 Dec

Researchers in Europe will develop a new hybrid device that combines different imaging technologies and will help stroke patients in particular to receive quicker diagnosis and treatment. The project "Predictive Prevention and Personalised Interventional Stroke Therapy - P3 Stroke" is being undertaken by University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), in collaboration... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Emergency Intraosseous Access: Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Possibilities and Limitations

2016 30 Nov

The intraosseous needle is an essential tool in emergency settings when initial vascular access is difficult to achieve. This paper focuses on possible biochemical analyses on blood from emergency intraosseous needles, suggesting principles of use as well as pointing out advantages and shortcomings.   Intraosseous (IO) access has been used since 1922... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Controversies in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis

2016 27 Sep

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a ‏major complication of mechanical ‏ventilation and represents the most ‏common reason for antibiotic prescription in ‏ventilated patients. Incidence ranges from 1.2 ‏to 8.5 cases per 1000 ventilator days or 9 to ‏27% cases per mechanically ventilated patient; ‏attributable mortality rates vary between 0% ‏and 70%... Read more

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Improving Patient Outcomes

2016 25 Aug

HOW TO DEFINE, MEASURE, AND INCREASE POSITIVE AND REIMBURSABLE PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES Due to increasing cost pressure, established remuneration models for healthcare services are changing all around the world. As part of the move toward value-based care, patient outcomes are entering the spotlight. Thus, hospital managers face the challenge of improving... Read more

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Time Matters, Think Sepsis, Say Centers for Disease Control

2016 24 Aug

Healthcare providers are the critical link to preventing, recognising, and treating sepsis, say the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their Vital Signs report on sepsis, which was released on 23 August. Patients and their families should also be alert to sepsis, they add.Sepsis begins outside hospital for 80% of patients, yet... Read more

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Treating Complications from Abdominal Surgery

2016 30 May

Case Report Using Nonbronchoscopic BAL Use of the HALYARD* Mini-BAL Sampling Catheter proved invaluable in the case of a patient experiencing complications from abdominal surgery. Dr. Roberto Oggioni has been director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at S. Giovanni di Dio Hospital since 2012, and wrote up the case with colleague... Read more