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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

Health Management

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

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Executive Health Management

Personalised Medicine - Data - Diagnosis - Decisions

2016 05 Apr

The term Personalised Medicine has been extensively used within the last years to describe a paradigm shift in research and medical application towards an evidence based medicine.The Tübingen congress will focus on the clinical applicability of PM. Specifically we will highlight aquisition and analysis of highly complex data from patients, the role... Read more

ICU Management

Patients with Seizures - How to Diagnose and Treat

2016 04 Apr

When ICU patients experience prolonged seizures, immediate action is required to prevent long-term neurological damage. An article in the April issue of Critical Care Nurse provides diagnosis and treatment guidance for nurses and other clinicians whose patients experience continuous or recurrent seizures, convulsive or non-convulsive. The article provides... Read more


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