Category Archives: LIVES 2018 – PARIS

PODCAST – Sepsis in Low Resource Environments with Flavia Machado

#LIVES2018 Podcast

Aidan Baron Interviews Professor Flavia Machado after her lecture on Sepsis in Low Resource Environments with a particular focus on Brazil and Latin America.

Flavia Machado is professor and head of the Intensive Care Session of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil. This year she received an honorary membership of ESICM for her global leadership in intensive care research at LIVES 2018.

She is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute–LASI. She was the president between 2008-2011, vice president between 2012-2015 and is currently its CEO. LASI is devoted to awareness raising, quality improvement and coordination of multicenter studies in sepsis field. She is part of the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the executive committee for the World Sepsis Day. She serves on the 2012 and 2016 board of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines. She has been a member of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) council since 2014. She is also a member of both the Executive and Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network-BRICNET.

International Sepsis Forum at #LIVES2018

Play the podcast below




Too old for the ICU!

Predicting futility in elderly patients (de Lange)

Can we select elderly patients that survive ICU (Bertrand)

Healthcare-associated costs associated with elderly (Flaatten)

The proportion of elderly patients on the ICU is increasing with a high mortality rate

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The key issue appears to be frailty and comorbidities


Outcome of older persons admitted to intensive care unit, mortality, prognosis factors, dependency scores and ability trajectory within 1 year: a prospective cohort study



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Surviving ICU does not mean surviving till hospital discharge and it certainly does not mean returning to a previous level of function

Ten things to know about critically ill elderly patients

Long-term outcome in medical patients aged 80 or over following admission to an intensive care unit



The ICE-CUB2 trial looked at the effects of a systematic and more structured approach to elderly patients would reduce their mortality.

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So whats the cost??

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Cost analysis of the very elderly admitted to intensive care units


LIVES 2018 – Johannes Mellinghoff – Patient Outcome in ICU

Mr Aidan Baron interviews @JMellinghoff

Johannes is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Nursing at Kingston and St George’s University London, United Kingdom.
Johannes’s academic interests are in the area of outcome and process management of patients admitted and discharged from Intensive Care Units. Over the years he has participated in interventional & observational research trials focusing on neurological outcomes, family satisfaction and hemodynamic monitoring.

He is an elected member of the Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professional Committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and active member in the congress committee which organises the yearly scientific affairs.
Takeaway points:
• 15 minutes of BRIGHT light in the morning
• We don’t know how ICU lighting is impacting staff
• There are serious impacts on older people and their families after discharge from ICU.