Section and working groups

The Perioperative Intensive Care section is led by Ib Jammer and Aarne Feldheiser.

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Research – Surveys

Candida prophylaxis and treatment in intensive care patients after abdominal surgery in Europe.

The aims of this survey are to document the extent of clinical practice variability in initiation of antifungal therapy in surgical critically ill patients.

SQUEEZE is a prospective multi-centre international observational study of postoperative vasopressor usage.

This survey has been endorsed by ESICM- POIC  Section and ESA.

The goal is to evaluate the proportion of non-cardiac surgical patients receiving postoperative vasopressors, the characteristics of patients, surgery and anaesthesia that lead to postoperative vasopressor use.

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Relevant research

Michael A. Gillies et al. Current research priorities in perioperative intensive care medicine.
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Nicola Latronico et al. The ICM research agenda on intensive care unit-acquired weakness.
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Pratik P. Pandharipande et al. The intensive care delirium research agenda: a multinational, interprofessional perspective.
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Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7 day cohort study. EuSOS and ESICM.
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Do we really need postoperative ICU management after elective surgery? No, not any more!
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A Randomised Clinical Trial of Ultrasound-Guided Infra-Clavicular Cannulation of the Subclavian Vein in Cardiac Surgical Patients: Short-Axis Versus Long-Axis Approach
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Article Reviews

Prone position in ARDS after abdominal surgery, is it feasible?
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Potential indication for Non-Invasive Ventilation following abdominal surgery
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Cardiac output–guided haemodynamic therapy in high-risk surgical patients
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Propofol vs. sevoflurane in valvular heart surgery
> Read this article review

Suggested talks


Rupert Pearse discusses the OPTIMISE Trial – the lessons learned and the impact on clinical practice.
For more on OPTIMISE, watch the full presentation from LIVES 2014.

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