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(icTV) FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS: Start with well designed animal studies…

ICM Experimental Update In this icTV interview, Mervyn Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) updates us on the journal, now in its fourth year. In light of the current trend of neutral clinical trial results, he also discusses the importance of researchers refocusing on designing foundational animal studies, which can be translated into […]

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Mechanical ventilation of critically ill children: PEMVECC Recommendations

EJRC Article Review   Patients in paediatrics intensive care units are heterogeneous, resulting in a high variability of practice. As noted in this paper: “Each paediatric critical care practitioner is a maven and savant and knows the only correct way to ventilate a child” (by Christopher Newth). The aim of the Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Consensus […]

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What can you do to halt AMR in your unit?

3 top strategies to fight antimicrobial resistance in the ICU   To support the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antiobiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, the ANTARCTICA (ANTimicrobiAl Resistance CriTIcal CAre) – coalition, launched a call for increased awareness and action among intensive care and infectious diseases healthcare professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance: CALL FOR ACTION

Facing the AMR challenge & providing solutions for critically ill patients 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day Brussels, 15 November 2017. Patients in European intensive care units (ICUs) are increasingly suffering from infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, which is associated with increased costs and worse outcome. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the […]

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Sneak peek @ LIVES 2018

Are you as excited as we are for the next annual congress? Join us in Paris October 21-24, 2018 for the 31st edition of the congress… It promises to be the biggest, brightest, most innovative meeting to date! Discover more in the coming months here. Want to explore all of the scientific content from LIVES […]

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ARDS: What is the optimal PEEP?

EJRC Article Review Effect of lung recruitment and titrated positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) vs. low PEEP on mortality in patients with ARDS   Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a clinical syndrome with various etiologies that usually occurs between 24 and 48 hours after local injury (pulmonary ARDS) or generalised acute illness (extrapulmonary ARDS). It […]

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NEXT Fellowships

What are NEXT fellowships? In this icTV video, Gennaro De Pascale discusses the free 5-day fellowship programme available for European NEXT members. What’s on offer for 2018? Learn more: Interested in applying for an upcoming fellowship? The new ARDS Management fellowship is accepting applications until November 27th (17:00 CET) Find out more here. […]

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Sepsis: Effect of a multifaceted educational intervention for anti-infectious measures on mortality

icTV interview with author Frank Bloos   In this icTV interview, Frank Bloos discusses the results of his prospective cluster-randomised trial MEDUSA – Medical Education for Sepsis Source Control and Antibiotics, which aimed to confirm that shortening the time to initiation of AT improves patient survival and evaluated the potential benefit of a multifaceted educational […]

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Can education improve Sepsis source control & antimicrobial therapy?

EJRC Article Review   In severe sepsis and septic shock, timing and appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy (AT) and source control have been associated with good outcome in many retrospective studies. Thus, guidelines recommend providing antibiotics in the first hour and source control in 6 to 12 hours despite the lack of randomised trials confirming this association. […]

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