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Reconnect to Mechanical Ventilation for 1h after a successful spontaneous breathing trial EJRC Article Review Post-extubation respiratory failure causes between 5-30% of patients to require reintubation, which is associated with increased mortality. Spontaneous breathing trials aim to evaluate when a patient is ready for extubation and involves a trial of T-tube, low level pressure support […]

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Terminal weaning vs immediate extubation

(icTV) Commentary on the ARREVE Observational Study In this icTV interview, Randall J. Curtis discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the ARREVE study, which was the first to compare terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. What impact will the study results have on extubation strategies in the future? Curtis […]

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GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS

GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS Can the lateral trendelenburg position prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia? In this icTV interview, Gianluigi Li Bassi discusses his recently published RCT “Lateral Trendelenburg versus semirecumbent body position for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia” and Ignacio Martin-Loeches comments on what makes this trial noteworthy.  Results from this trial were presented during the Clinical Trials […]

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(icTV) MECHANICAL VENTILATION OF PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS: RECOMMENDATIONS

MECHANICAL VENTILATION OF PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PEMVECC In this icTV interview, Martin Kneyber discusses long awaited recommendations for mechanical ventilation of critically ill children from the Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Consensus Conference (PEMVECC). These guidelines were presented for the first time during the President’s Session on Monday September 25th, 2017 at LIVES 2017 in […]

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HOT TOPIC RESULTS ~ SUPERNOVA PILOT TRIAL

(icTV) Interview with Alain Combes Is it possible and safe to deliver “super-protective” ventilatory strategies integrated by ECCO2R in patients with ARDS? To answer this question, the ESICM Trials Group conducted the SUPERNOVA study, a pilot multicentre international trial. Alain Combes (Paris, France) talks about preliminary results that he presented alongside Marco Ranieri (Rome, Italy) […]

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HOT TOPIC RESULTS ~ The ART Trial

(icTV) Interview with Alexandre B. Cavalcanti Does use of a lung recruitment maneuver associated with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) titration according to the best respiratory-system compliance reduce 28-day mortality of patients with moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) compared to a conventional low-PEEP strategy? In this icTV interview, Alexandre B. Cavalcanti (São Paulo, Brazil) discusses […]

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HOT TOPIC RESULTS ~ The INPRESS Study

(icTV) Interview with Samir Jaber Samir Jaber (Montpellier, France) discusses the INPRESS study, which tested the use of  individualised blood-pressure target in patients during major surgery. Results from his study were presented live during the Hot Topics session at LIVES 2017 in Vienna. This presentation at the Hot Topics session at LIVES 2017 will be […]

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HOT TOPICS ~ The BREATHE Study

(icTV) Interview with Gavin Perkins Gavin Perkins (Coventry, United Kingdom) discusses the Breathe study, which tested the hypothesis that protocolised weaning, including early extubation to NIV, would reduce time to liberation from ventilation compared to protocolised weaning from IMV alone. Results from his study were presented live during the Hot Topics session at LIVES 2017 […]

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(icTV) CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS ~ Can rest after SBT reduce reintubation?

CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS Can rest after SBT reduce reintubation? In this icTV interview, Maria del Mar Fernandez discusses results from her RCT “Reconnection to mechanical ventilation for one hour after a successful spontaneous breathing trial reduces reintubation in critically ill patients” presented during the Clinical Trials Session on Tuesday September 26th, 2017 at LIVES 2017 in […]

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