Sepsis and Severe Infections
Master Class – Jan 21-22, 2020

ESICM Brussels Training Centre    Sepsis and Severe Infections is a 2-day master class blending techniques that encourage maximum learning. Special attention is given to interactive activities, case-based discussions, bedside learning, workshops and problem-oriented approach. Pre-course materials will be available for study such as online modules, recorded webinars and webcasts.   More information and how to […]

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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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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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Impact of real-time TDM on the prescription of antibiotics in burn patients

EJRC Article Review Patients with burn injuries may experience marked pharmacokinetic (PK) changes compared to healthy volunteers and patients admitted without burn injuries. These PK changes are related to both specific pathophysiologic alterations and the frequent use of supportive therapy in burn injury patients. Therefore, achieving adequate antibiotic drug concentrations in burn patients is challenging1. […]

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PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in ICU patients

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis EJRC Article Review   Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute-phase protein that has been extensively studied as a specific marker of bacterial infection. Its main proposed value is reduced use of antibiotics. PCT measurement has been recommended in the most recent edition of […]

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