ICM Articles of the Month
Conference Reports and Expert Panel
Updated Definitions and Guidelines from WSACS
•Kirkpatrick et al.updated the 2006 consensus definitions on intra-abdominal hypertension and ACS.They make clear recommendations based on a review of the recent literature and underline areas in which the results of new trials are awaited before strong recommendations can be made.
SIRS, Sepsis & Vancomycin Dosing
•In their observational study conducted the Osaka National Hospital, Shimamoto et al. found that patients with SIRS had a significantly higher vancomycin clearance than those without SIRS. Increased vancomycin dosage may be needed in patients with SIRS to maintain the therapeutic target concentration.
From the Inside
Tribute to a Family Member
•This edition of 'From the Inside' submitted by C. Jones features extracts from a patient’s diary in an emotional tribute to a family member.<Back to the news list