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Early APRV: A strategy that reduces mortality and ventilator days?

EJRC Article Review Reducing the duration and harm of mechanical ventilation remains a major focus within intensive care medicine. The two predominant mechanisms of ventilator induced lung injury are volutrauma and atelectrauma [1]. Mortality from ARDS remains elevated despite significant improvements following the ARDSNet and PROSEVA studies [2,3]. Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) has been […]

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Can KDIGO panel guidelines prevent cardiac surgery-associated AKI?

The PrevAKI RCT EJRC Article Review Patient morbidity associated with post-operative AKI following cardiac surgery is significant. Despite this we lack any specific therapy for post-cardiac surgery AKI. The management is limited to preventative and supportive measures, for which the evidence is limited. Novel biomarkers including urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase- 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like […]

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WEAN SAFE Study – JOIN NOW

Enroll your unit in this large-scale international study on weaning practice WEAN SAFE Study – WorldwidE AssessmeNt of Separation of pAtients From ventilatory assistancE was initiated by the ESICM ARF Section following the highly successful LUNG SAFE study. This study will assess the burden of, management and spectrum of approaches to weaning from ventilation in […]

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Want to reduce reintubation rates?

Reconnect to Mechanical Ventilation for 1h after a successful spontaneous breathing trial EJRC Article Review Post-extubation respiratory failure causes between 5-30% of patients to require reintubation, which is associated with increased mortality. Spontaneous breathing trials aim to evaluate when a patient is ready for extubation and involves a trial of T-tube, low level pressure support […]

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SPECIAL ISSUE ~ The ICM Research Agenda

ICM RESEARCH AGENDA (FREE ACCESS)   Michael A. Gillies et al. Current research priorities in perioperative intensive care medicine. Alain Combes et al. The ICM research agenda on extracorporeal life support. Hans Flaatten et al. The status of intensive care medicine research and a future agenda for very old patients in the ICU. Pratik P. […]

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e-LIVES: LIVES 2017 Webcasts NOW online!

The 30th edition of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s annual congress, LIVES 2017 in Vienna delivered exceptional scientific content and educational excellence, with a record number of expert international faculty members and results from 22 RCTs presented! Today, we are happy to announce that THIS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all our members* […]

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Prevention & Control of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in ICUs

A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis EJRC Article Review Both the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (2,3), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (6) and multiple other organisations (4,5) have published guidelines for the management of the increasing public health concern that is Multi-drug resistant Organisms. This is a meta-analysis into the effectiveness […]

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Meet ESICM’s 2017 Honorary Members

ESICM’s 2017 Honorary Members ESICM would not be the society it is today without the contributions of its members. Many of our members have devoted countless time to developing and supporting initiatives for the benefit of the membership and the society at large. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine understands the value of these outstanding contributions and […]

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Message from ESICM President: Together, we remain strong.

Dear members and colleagues, The sun may once again have risen over Barcelona, but a dark shadow has been cast over this beautiful and proud city. As I am sure you are aware, yesterday Barcelona became the latest city to fall victim to a terror attack that injured and killed many innocent tourists and civilians. […]

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