Improving organ donation in ICU: What can make a difference?

Improving organ donation in ICU: What can make a difference?  ARTICLE REVIEW Organ donation, with its ability to improve quality of live and potentially save lives, has become a priority in many countries, and intensive care units are often play a central role in proposing potential donors. In spite of the different efforts focused on […]

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e-LIVES: April webcast highlights

e-LIVES: April Highlights 2 Top Ethics (ETH) sessions   This month we feature 2 top sessions from LIVES 2017 in Vienna selected by ETH Section Chair Rik Gerritsen: How to make ICU more humane Research in Ethics This EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all on our e-LIVES platform for a limited time… Watch these webcasts now!       […]

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ESICM LAUNCHES DIVERSITY TASK FORCE

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine to promote equality with Diversity Task Force Press Release/Statement BRUSSELS ~ (29 March 2018) Globally, intensive care medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty led by women and men of various races, and ethnicities, with differing cultural backgrounds and beliefs, and practised in a wide spectrum of healthcare settings – from […]

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My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised

My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised: Results from the EFRAIM study EJRC Article Review   Over the past decades, the number of immunosuppressed patients admitted to ICUs has increased. This may be the consequence of increased use of chemotherapy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, as well as the increased life […]

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Terminal weaning or immediate extubation: the ARREVE observational study

EJRC Article Review Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study) Worldwide, an increasing number of deaths occur in the intensive care unit (ICU) after a decision to withdraw life support [1, 2]. Relatives of patients who die in the ICU have been reported to experience […]

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