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ICU Management

2017 15 May

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

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Use of Apps in Intensive Care Medicine

2017 30 Apr

Technology has affected all aspects of our lives. And Critical Care Medicine is no different. This technology revolution has led to the development of many apps that are used by both patients and professionals. Here is an overview of technological advancements and medical applications that have had significant impact on Critical Care Medicine:See Also:... Read more

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2017 27 Apr

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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Personalised/ Precision Medicine

2017 16 Mar

The progress towards, and potential of, personalised/ precision medicine in intensive care is the theme for our cover story. We are making progress in moving away from therapies based on poorly characterised patient populations to more personalised treatment of critically ill patients, although true precision medicine, based on individual genes, environment... Read more

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The Importance of Correctly Identifying Patients with Sepsis

2017 01 Mar

An Editorial in the journal Chest emphasises the need to develop highly accurate, flexible methods for identifying patients with septic shock to ensure these patients are appropriately treated and hospitals are reliably assessed for treating these patients. Sepsis is now the most costly hospital condition and the most common diagnosis among patients... Read more

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Sphere Medical Presents Glycaemic Control Practice Survey at Intensive Care Society Meeting

2017 02 Feb

Study involving Intensivists from 90 ICUs in northwest Europe confirms significant variability in glycaemic control practices Sphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has recently presented at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting and published a scientific poster discussing, “A comparative... Read more

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34th Congress of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

2017 23 Jan

SSAI is an umbrella organization of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Societies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and hosts a congress every other year, alternating between the five countries. The congress is international and usually gathers around 800-1000 participants from all over the world. Local Scandinavian flavour comes from to... Read more

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SMCC-Social Media and Critical Care 2017

2017 10 Jan

SMACC held its first meeting in March 2013, in Sydney, Australia. With no formal backing from any college, society or university, this Conference attracted an amazing 700 delegates from the FOAM community. The second meeting, smaccGOLD, was held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland, Australia in March 2014. It doubled in size, with 1400... Read more