Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections

Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections EJRC Article Review   Extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE) colonise a growing proportion of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)[1]. ESBLE colonisation is an established risk factor for subsequent infections [2]. Although guidelines suggest to consider the colonisation status of patients to adjust empirical treatment […]

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Can cell surface markers predict risk of secondary infection?

The INFECT Study: Cell surface signatures of immune dysfunction risk stratify critically ill patients EJRC Article Review   Background In critically ill patients, immune activation is often accompanied by a state of immune depression. The persistence of this is associated with a complicated intensive care unit (ICU) course, including the development of nosocomial infections1. Objective […]

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e-LIVES: June webcast highlights

e-LIVES: June Highlights 2 Top Infection (INF) Sessions   This month we feature 2 top sessions from LIVES 2017 in Vienna selected by Infection Section Chair Jan De Waele: Shaping the future of antibiotic use Multidrug resistance: Gaining the edge This EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all on our e-LIVES platform for a limited time… Watch these webcasts now! […]

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World Hand Hygiene Day

Join the Clean Hands Challenge World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th! To support this year’s slogan “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”, ESICM is encouraging members,  colleagues and followers from around the world to participate in the Clean Hands Challenge. The Clean Hands Challenge is a global challenge focused on educating all healthcare workers about hand hygiene […]

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