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Pressure injuries and sedation: Are they related?

Pressure injuries and sedation: Are they related?  EJRC ARTICLE REVIEW Critically ill patients inherently have most of the risk factors for the development of pressure injuries. One of the key factors is immobility, which is very frequent in ICUs. This lack of mobility is enhanced by the administration of sedation and a decreased consciousness of […]

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My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised

My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised: Results from the EFRAIM study EJRC Article Review   Over the past decades, the number of immunosuppressed patients admitted to ICUs has increased. This may be the consequence of increased use of chemotherapy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, as well as the increased life […]

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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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ICM: ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Conference Reports and Expert Panel  ~ Can Ince et al. Second consensus on the assessment of sublingual microcirculation in critically ill patients: results from a task force of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Letter ~ Boun Kim Tan et al. A hospital-wide intervention replacing ceftriaxone with cefotaxime to reduce rate […]

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Reducing CRBSIs in ICUs: What’s the best strategy?

Reducing CRBSIs in ICUs: What’s the best strategy? EJRC Article Review   Background Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and additional healthcare costs. Addressing modifiable factors including infection prevention and control (IPC) practices is a cost effective means of reducing the incidence of HAIs. The Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and […]

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ICM THIS WEEK ~ ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Letter ~ Béatrice La Combe et al. Decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine affects a quarter of Escherichia coli isolates responsible for pneumonia in ICU patients. Letter ~ Fabio Silvio Taccone et al.  Estimated cerebral perfusion pressure among post-cardiac arrest survivors. Letter ~ François Vincent et al. Palliative cares and the intensivist: not confined to the […]

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