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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ICM ~ Hot off of the Presses: ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Original ~ Fabiana Madotto et al. Resolved versus confirmed ARDS after 24h: Insights from the LUNG SAFE study. Seven-Day Profile Publication ~ Tobias Welte et al. Efficacy and safety of trimodulin, a novel polyclonal antibody preparation, in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicentre, phase II trial (CIGMA study). […]

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Are SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA accurate outcome predictors in children?

EJRC Article Review   Paediatric sepsis definitions are based upon expert consensus from the International Paediatric Sepsis Consensus Conference [1]. The adult Sepsis-3 update on definitions has changed how patients with sepsis are identified, thus impacting on the research and quality indicators associated with its management [2]. Schlapbach et al. compared the performance of SIRS, […]

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Very old Intensive care Patients (VIPs): VIP2 Study now open

VIP2 Study now open From the HSRO Section   After the very successful Very old Intensive care Patients (VIP1) study last year, the VIP2* study is now open for ICUs to register. Your ICU can now sign up on our webpage: www.VIP2study.com. The VIP2 study’s goal is to create and validate a new score for the […]

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Pressure injuries and sedation: Are they related?

Pressure injuries and sedation: Are they related?  EJRC ARTICLE REVIEW Critically ill patients inherently have most of the risk factors for the development of pressure injuries. One of the key factors is immobility, which is very frequent in ICUs. This lack of mobility is enhanced by the administration of sedation and a decreased consciousness of […]

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