Crit Cloud - Our Statement Last modification date: 19/02/2017
Why This Site?
Originally a Journal Club was founded as a monthly meeting at the ICU of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, where the latest articles in the field of intensive care were discussed. Thanks to Mike’s unforgettable Ski Challenge stories this meeting was simply called Basel-ICU Journal Challenge - BIJC. We felt that after all the efforts of looking up literature we want to share this with interested health care professionals. The idea of sharing our work was continued in Galway, Ireland, where this website was set up as a part of the lectures held in the Galway Clinic and the Galway University Hospital UCHG.
In 2014 we changed the URL from www.bijc.net to www.bijc.org and in March 2016 we have replaced the medical cross in our logo by a blue shamrock to emphasise the website's origin in Galway, Ireland. In February 2017 we finally changed our name to Crit.Cloud.
The aim is to share results of our efforts made to review current literature to anyone interested. I review interesting articles or topics that are presented and discussed by medical doctors at our journal club. The intended audience are health care professionals in the field of intensive/ critical care.
BIJC supports the idea of Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed) and has been listed on Meducation and LITFL (lifeinthefastlane Emergency Medicine Blogs EMCC). Our blogs are also published on the Website of FOAM EM RSS under the category 'Basel ICU' and on Facebook.
Who is Crit Cloud
My name is Timothy Aebi and as an ICU consultant in Bern, Switzerland, I continue the Galway tradition of BIJC and publish our current meetings for anyone interested on this website. I also continue to publish an overview of some journals and their recent publications.
Any information provided on this site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
No responsibility can be taken for any medical information provided on this platform, but we aim to provide objective and scientifically based information. BIJC lists all references in the text as a link or at the end of each blog entry. Please note that all reviews published on this website are not peer reviewed at this stage. Any comment provided on our website represents the authors personal opinion only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any institution or hospital.
BIJC supports free access to medical eduction. The content of this website can be used and reproduced by stating a reference to our website.
Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderation is currently performed by Timothy Aebi, the editor of this website. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments. This can only be performed by the moderator.
- Internets users commenting on our blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
- Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.
- Internet users commenting on our blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge. We invite you to provide resources (references, links, ...) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant. Please provide source information for the health/medical information when it is not personal experience or general knowledge. Personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself. All statements about statistics, data, studies and new advancement in medicine should have trustworthy sources.
Moderators Reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate.
Crit Cloud/ BIJC is not sponsored by any third party and receives no funding or sponsoring at all. All costs associated with this website are settled privately by ourselves. We do not display or host any advertisement. Links displayed on the front page are to sites or organizations we support and we feel complement our efforts.
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Any personal or medical information, as well as e-mail addresses will never be passed to any third party. Information in the comment section will be displayed as entered into the guestbook by the visitor himself. Inappropriate entries to the guestbook can be removed without further explanation from our side. Please do not enter any personalized patient information into the comment section.
Articles are backed up here.
ICU: Intensive Care Unit
MD: Medical Doctor
FMH: Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum, this is the Swiss Medical Association
MCAI: Member of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
HON: Health on the Net Foundation
We are committed to the HON code. www.bijc.org has been approved in 2014 and re-certified in February 2016. Our new domain www.crit.cloud is currently under re-assessment by HON.