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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Identifying community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

Is the clinical significance of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) visualised on CT scans only the same as of CAP visualised on chest x-rays? EJRC Article Review   The clinical significance of radiological signs of pneumonia visualised only on CT imaging is largely unknown, which creates uncertainty about the appropriate management: Should the management approach be according […]

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ICM ~ Ten Best Recent Articles

FREE ACCESS Yongfang Zhou et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome. It was important to apply the physiology theoretical knowledge of APRV and the findings of recent experiment researches to standardise the APRV settings. The early use of the updated APRV methodology […]

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ICM ~ HOT OFF OF THE PRESSES: ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK Systematic Review ~ François Lamontagne et al. Pooled analysis of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for vasopressor therapy septic and vasodilatory shock. Original ~ Luregn J. Schlapbach et al. Prognostic accuracy of age-adapted SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA for in-hospital mortality among children with […]

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ICMx: The Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017

Access the Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017 (OPEN ACCESS) 2017 has been an incredible year for cutting-edge basic and translational research! As we bid adieu to this year and welcome 2018, to ensure you’ve not missed anything, we’ve listed some of the hottest OPEN ACCESS articles to appear in Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) […]

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