June 28, 2019

ICM journal - Articles of the month

Articles of the month – June 2019

 

SEVEN-DAY PROFILE PUBLICATION ~ ESICM/ESCMID Task Force on practical management of invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients

Martin-Loeches I. et al: ESICM/ESCMID task force on practical management of invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients

Several guidelines on the management of candidemia and invasive infection due to Candida species have been published, but none of them focuses specifically on critically ill patients admitted to ICUs.  In the absence of available scientific evidence, the resulting recommendations are based solely on epidemiological and clinical evidence in conjunction with expert opinion.

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ORIGINAL ~ Sustained reduction of catheter-associated bloodstream infections with enhancement of catheter bundle by chlorhexidine dressings  over 11 years

Eggimann Philippe et al.: Sustained reduction of catheter-associated bloodstream infections with enhancement of catheter bundle by chlorhexidine dressings over 11 years

A real-world data study evaluating the impact of incrementally introducing chlorhexidine dressings (sponge or gel) in addition to an ongoing catheter bundle on the rates of CABSI, expressed as incidence density rates per 1000 catheter-days measured as part of a surveillance programme.

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WHAT’S NEW IN INTENSIVE CARE ~ What’s new in Electrical Impedance Tomography 

Grasselli Giacomo et al.: What’s new in Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) (ICM May 2019)

Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a dynamic, non-invasive, radiation-free, bedside lung imaging technique.
The paper highlights the most recent advances at the crossroad between physiologic understanding and clinical applications.

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