Category Archives: Infection

ESICM Podcast with Dr Lowell Ling, Hong Kong









Dr Lowell Ling and colleagues from Hong Kong share their experience and thoughts on the #COVID19 situation in Hong Kong.

Dr. Lowell Ling, is a Clinical Lecturer at Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is currently working at Prince of Wales Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Hong Kong.  Prince of Wales Hospital ICU has treated patients with SARS during the epidemic in 2003 and more recently also managed patients with COVID-19.


Summarising the lessons by Dr David Lyness

ESICM Podcast with Dr Nurul Yaqeen, Malaysia

Dr Adrian Wong speaks to Dr Nurul Yaqeen on the #COVID19 situation in Malaysia in this ESICM podcast.

Dr Adrian Wong is a consultant in critical care in King’s College Hospital, London. He is the chair of the Editorial and Publishing Committee of the ESICM and is passionate about critical care ultrasound and medical education.

Twitter – @avkwong


Dr Nurul Yaqeen Mohd Esa is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has been actively involved with the Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS) as a committee member for MTS Annual Congress of 2017 and 2018, and also for MTS Lung Function Certification Courses since 2015. She is passionate in educating the public on lung health via social media such as Twitter (@drnuruly) and Facebook (




Other contributors

Dr Suresh Kumar Chidambaram, Consultant Infectious Disease Physician and Head of Infectious Disease (ID) Unit in Hospital Sungai Buloh

Dr Rasidah Senian, Consultant ID Physician, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr Wee Tong Ming, Consultant Emergency Physician,
Medical Director of Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, Malaysia

Key Reference

Malaysian Health Portal

ESICM Webinar with Prof Yaseen Arabi

Prof. Yaseen ARABI, MD, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF is Chairman of the Intensive Care Department, Medical Director, Respiratory Services and Professor at the College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Services (KSAU-HS), King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City Ryadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He  is the principal investigator of several multicenter RCTs and studies on MERS.

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Dr Lennie DERDE, MD, PhD obtained her PdD degree in 2013 with a doctoral thesis on controlling antibiotic resistance in the ICU.  She is the European co-lead of an international adaptive platform trial studying the best treatment for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in ICU patients and additional interventional studies to be undertaken during epidemics/pandemics.  She is a member of the Dutch intensivists (NVIC) Taskforce on Infectious Threats, the ESICM Coronavirus Task Force and ESICM/ESCMID/ERS Severe CAP Committee.

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Prof Arabi’s slideset

Excellent summary thread from Dr Aoife Abbey

And FOAMecmo ‘s Infographic