Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections

Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections EJRC Article Review   Extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE) colonise a growing proportion of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)[1]. ESBLE colonisation is an established risk factor for subsequent infections [2]. Although guidelines suggest to consider the colonisation status of patients to adjust empirical treatment […]

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Intensive Care Medicine: Access the latest ONLINE FIRST papers

ICM ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Review ~ Mohamed Abbas et al. Conflicts of interest in infection prevention and control research: no smoke without fire. A narrative review. From the Inside ~ Han Yan and Keegan Guidolin. Her ICU bed. Original ~ Lara Hessels et al. Urinary creatinine excretion is related to short-term and […]

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Guidance on the SSC Bundle

Guidance on the SSC Bundle NEW SSC animation video The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Bundle is the core of the sepsis improvement efforts. Applying the sepsis bundle simplifies the complex processes of the care of patients with sepsis. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Steering Committee and members of the Executive Committee collaborated to revise the bundle […]

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Sleep: How crucial is it in the ICU?

Sleep: How crucial is it in the ICU? EJRC ARTICLE REVIEW   Sleeping is one of the most pleasant and essential activities that human do. However, when a patient is admitted to the hospital, and more importantly, to the ICU, sleeping falls to the bottom of the “priorities list” due to the acuity and severity […]

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