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Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is more aggressive viral testing the key?

Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is more aggressive viral testing a key to success? EJRC Article Review   Pneumonia has a substantial impact in the ICU, as a leading reason of acute respiratory failure and for mechanical ventilation. Since appropriate antibiotic use is crucial to limiting morbidity and mortality in pneumonia, intensivists normally prescribe broad-spectrum […]

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Terminal weaning or immediate extubation: the ARREVE observational study

EJRC Article Review Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study) Worldwide, an increasing number of deaths occur in the intensive care unit (ICU) after a decision to withdraw life support [1, 2]. Relatives of patients who die in the ICU have been reported to experience […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Letter ~ François Stéphan et al. Outcome of unexplained acute respiratory distress syndrome with diffuse alveolar damage after lung transplantation. What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Irene Telias et al. The airway occlusion pressure (P0.1) to monitor respiratory drive during mechanical ventilation: increasing awareness of a not-so-new problem. Letter ~ Gérald Chanques et […]

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(icTV) The next decade: Candida and Aspergillus infections in the ICU

Where are we with regards to fighting fungal infections in our patients? Matteo Bassetti shares his thoughts on this important topic in this new icTV interview linked to the recently published paper in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM): Intensive care medicine research agenda on invasive fungal infection in critically ill patients. Want to access other expert papers focused on future […]

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Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP?

Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP? EJRC Article Review   The risk factors and impact of prevention strategies for early-onset (EOP) versus late-onset (LOP) ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are still under debate. Saied and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively entered from 01/1997 to 03/2016 […]

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Do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality in patients in shock?

icTV interview with François Lamontagne   In this icTV interview, François Lamontagne discusses the results of his patient‑data meta‑analysis of recent trials, which aimed to answer the research question: ‘In adult patients who are in shock, do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality overall, or in subgroups defined by chronic hypertension, congestive […]

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ICM ~ New ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK   Conference Reports and Expert Panel ~ Jan J. De Waele et al. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship programmes in the ICU: insistence and persistence in the fight against resistance. A position statement from ESICM/ESCMID/WAAAR round table on multi-drug resistance. Letter ~ James Downar et al. […]

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