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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

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Improving diagnostic stewardship by using new microbiological technologies

2018 16 Mar

Describes an episode of sepsis in a leukaemia patient, whose treatment was early guided by using rapid diagnostics technology to identify the cause of infection. A 4-year-old patient under treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, diagnosed 6 months before, was admitted to the emergency room (ER) at midnight (00h33) due to a fever episode... Read more

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Immune dysfunction in sepsis

2018 16 Mar

An overview of the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of immune system dysfunction in sepsis. Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection (Singer et al. 2016). Sepsis-induced immune system dysfunction is an important sequelae of sepsis. The persistence of immune system dysfunction... Read more

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JFR 2018

2018 12 Oct

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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... 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... 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... Read more