Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP?

Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP? EJRC Article Review Severe community-acquired pneumonia (sCAP) remains associated with high mortality despite widespread use of supportive care and targeted antibiotic therapy. Evidence suggests that IgM-enriched Immunoglobulin preparations are associated with a decrease in mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. In […]

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LIVES Forum 2018 brings European intensivists together in Madrid 

LIVES Forum 2018 brings European intensivists together in Madrid   MADRID (Thursday, May 3, 2018). The Spanish capital Madrid hosts LIVES Forum 2018, a three day conference in which physicians and allied healthcare professionals from all over Europe come together to discuss and share most up to date research and practice on one of the […]

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ARF Monitoring: Get hands-on training with top experts…

Join us at LIVES Forum 2018 Madrid, May 3-5, 2018 This novel three day conference will blend keynote lectures and interactive sessions with hands-on workshops focused on mastering important techniques in Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure. Led by top experts in the field, LIVES Forum 2018 will utilise differing clinical scenarios to demonstrate the various monitoring options for […]

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Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is aggressive viral testing the key?

Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is more aggressive viral testing a key to success? EJRC Article Review   Pneumonia has a substantial impact in the ICU, as a leading reason of acute respiratory failure and for mechanical ventilation. Since appropriate antibiotic use is crucial to limiting morbidity and mortality in pneumonia, intensivists normally prescribe broad-spectrum […]

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Keynote, Abstracts & Hands-on Sessions: Why you should attend LIVES Forum 2018…

Join us in Madrid ~ May 3-5, 2018   This three day conference on Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure led by top experts in the field, will utilise differing clinical scenarios to demonstrate the various monitoring options for patients from the acute to the weaning phase of mechanical ventilation.  LIVES Forum Committee member Claude Guérin highlights some […]

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Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP?

Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP? EJRC Article Review   The risk factors and impact of prevention strategies for early-onset (EOP) versus late-onset (LOP) ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are still under debate. Saied and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively entered from 01/1997 to 03/2016 […]

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Identifying community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

Is the clinical significance of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) visualised on CT scans only the same as of CAP visualised on chest x-rays? EJRC Article Review   The clinical significance of radiological signs of pneumonia visualised only on CT imaging is largely unknown, which creates uncertainty about the appropriate management: Should the management approach be according […]

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What’s LIVES FORUM?

Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure Madrid, Spain ~ May 3-5, 2018 This topical conference will explore the different monitoring options available to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in different clinical scenarios, from the acute to the weaning phase. In this icTV video, LIVES Forum Committee member Laurent Brochard discusses the inception of this unique conference and […]

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