Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP?

Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP? EJRC Article Review Severe community-acquired pneumonia (sCAP) remains associated with high mortality despite widespread use of supportive care and targeted antibiotic therapy. Evidence suggests that IgM-enriched Immunoglobulin preparations are associated with a decrease in mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. In […]

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(icTV) Treating Multi-Drug Resistant Infections

What do we need to fight MDR infections in our patients? In this icTV video, Matteo Bassetti discusses his thoughts on where we are in regards to treatment of multi-drug resistant infections in critically ill patients. Find out more about MDR in the paper from Intensive Care Medicine (ICM): The intensive care medicine research agenda on multi-drug […]

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WEAN SAFE Study: Join by May 1st

Participate in this large-scale international study on weaning practice Co-PI John Laffey updates us on the WEAN SAFE Study – WorldwidE AssessmeNt of Separation of pAtients From ventilatory assistancE. The study is currently in the patient recruitment phase and has already registered more than 7000 patients from 250 ICUs, but there is still time for other […]

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ESICM LAUNCHES DIVERSITY TASK FORCE

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine to promote equality with Diversity Task Force Press Release/Statement BRUSSELS ~ (29 March 2018) Globally, intensive care medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty led by women and men of various races, and ethnicities, with differing cultural backgrounds and beliefs, and practised in a wide spectrum of healthcare settings – from […]

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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

WHO’s global annual call to action for healthcare workers 5 May 2018: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare   Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. While it often occurs prior to a patient’s access to the health facility, sepsis can also result from care provided […]

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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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