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ICU Management

Does OHCA Survival Improve When Docs Attend?

2016 25 Oct

An observational study from Denmark, based on data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry, found an association between prehospital physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support as a supplement to emergency medical services and better 30-day survival. The article, by Annika Hamilton, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hvidovre Hospital,... Read more

Cardiology Management

3 Ways to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

2016 04 Jan

Survival rates for patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are extremely low. An editorial published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine outlines three interventions that could significantly improve survival rates and functional outcomes for such patients. The editorial also highlights the need for additional funding for cardiac resuscitation... Read more

Executive Health Management

Disparities in Cancer Care

2015 06 Oct

In Europe, access to quality cancer remains a big issue. Great heterogeneity exists with respect to drugs, screening programmes and resources among different countries in Europe. The most neglected of all cancer populations comprise of those with lower rates of early diagnosis and treatment compliance. Migrants and refugees appear to be one of those... Read more

ICU Management

Golden Hour Policy Improves Combat Survival

2015 02 Oct

A mandate in 2009 that critically injured U.S. servicemen should receive definitive care within the so-called "golden hour" has improved survival rate of combat casualties in Afghanistan, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. In 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates mandated a standard of 60 minutes or less, from call to arrival at the... Read more

ICU Management

Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2015 24 May

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients survived to hospital discharge, but only half were able to be fully weaned off of the ventilator, and fewer than half of the patients were still alive at the one year mark.Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Depth and Rate of Chest Compression has Impact on Survival

2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine. The reviews show that CPR compressions... Read more

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Sepsis Mortality Better at High-Volume Centres

2014 15 Sep

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals that treat the most cases of severe sepsis and lower rates of inpatient deaths among those patients. Sepsis is one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine. Patients are more likely... Read more


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