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Anesthesia, Made to Measure-The Data Helping Tailor Your Anaesthesia

2016 31 May

Going under anesthetic is a common, necessary but sometimes daunting experience for many patients. Despite advancements in anesthesia delivery, patients can still suffer from side effects, including a longer than normal emergence from the effects of the anesthetic, vomiting or even, at the more serious but much less frequent end, damage to brain cells.... Read more

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Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My... Read more

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Caring for Organ Donors in the ICU

2016 20 Sep

The key points in caring for organ donors in the intensive care unit (ICU) are to use standardised donor management protocols, to administer methylprodnisolone, desmopressin and vasopressin as a useful supplement to treatment of brain dead patients, and to use the same target parameters as for other critically ill patients, according to a review article... Read more

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Study: Four Predictors Indicate Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients

2016 20 Sep

Four risk factors comprise an easy-to-remember, objective, and practical Risk Scale that has been developed by a group of Canadian researchers to predict mortality risk at time of ICU admission in patients aged over 80. The researchers hope that following validation the Risk Scale can be used to inform decision-making in these patients, and thus close... Read more

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DIVI 2016

2016 16 Sep

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5th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference

2016 08 Sep

Interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination is vital to facilitate early mobility and rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. A recent stakeholders’ conference aimed at improving long-term outcomes for ICU survivors identified important ‘silos’ among critical care and rehabilitation clinicians working in the ICU, with these ‘silos’... Read more

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41st ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM

2016 02 Sep

The Perth 2016 ASM will be the pre-eminent critical care conference in Australasia for the calendar year and will be an important platform that will allow doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners to meaningfully connect and discuss new developments and research in the field of intensive and critical care.Our scientific programme will feature... Read more

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What is an ICU? WFSICCM Reports

2016 01 Aug

Intensive Care Units are an integral part of the healthcare system. Approximately 164,000 patients are admitted to ICUs in England, Wales and Northern Island each year. Similarly, there are around 4 million ICU admissions per year in the U.S. While ICUs' are a regular feature in all high, middle and low income countries, disparities still exist in terms... Read more

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