Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Update

Avoiding over-use of antibiotics in the ICU   Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a worldwide issue and patients in ICU are at risk.  The WHO (World Health Organisation) has identified AMR as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Giving antibiotics without diagnosing infection in patients, combined with general over-prescribing of antibiotics by […]

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ESICM Live Debate – Blood Purification in Sepsis – 18 Sept. 2019

Blood Purification in Sepsis: Are we ready for it?   Blood purification filters as a treatment option for sepsis patients make a lot of sense, to remove endotoxin and sepsis mediators in high amounts….but should we do this? Increased levels of both endotoxin and cytokines are associated with the development of organ dysfunction and impaired […]

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