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EuroAsia 2018 Hong Kong April 12-14, 2018 This 2nd annual conference brings the best international intensive care topics and experts together in Asia for an innovative scientific programme that builds on the success of the first… Featuring a top international faculty & more interactive case-based sessions on the hottest topics in ICM! Watch this short […]

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Sneak peek @ LIVES 2018

Are you as excited as we are for the next annual congress? Join us in Paris October 21-24, 2018 for the 31st edition of the congress… It promises to be the biggest, brightest, most innovative meeting to date! Discover more in the coming months here. Want to explore all of the scientific content from LIVES […]

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UPDATE: CIRCI GUIDELINES – PART I & II NOW AVAILABLE

Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency ACCESS FREE LINKS IN ICM   Three papers have been published in Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine: REVIEW GUIDELINES – PART I GUIDELINES – PART II Want to know more? In this icTV interview, Djillali Annane shares key findings and recommendations from 2017 guidelines on critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI). These new […]

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Sepsis: Effect of a multifaceted educational intervention for anti-infectious measures on mortality

icTV interview with author Frank Bloos   In this icTV interview, Frank Bloos discusses the results of his prospective cluster-randomised trial MEDUSA – Medical Education for Sepsis Source Control and Antibiotics, which aimed to confirm that shortening the time to initiation of AT improves patient survival and evaluated the potential benefit of a multifaceted educational […]

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Can education improve Sepsis source control & antimicrobial therapy?

EJRC Article Review   In severe sepsis and septic shock, timing and appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy (AT) and source control have been associated with good outcome in many retrospective studies. Thus, guidelines recommend providing antibiotics in the first hour and source control in 6 to 12 hours despite the lack of randomised trials confirming this association. […]

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Early APRV: A strategy that reduces mortality and ventilator days?

EJRC Article Review Reducing the duration and harm of mechanical ventilation remains a major focus within intensive care medicine. The two predominant mechanisms of ventilator induced lung injury are volutrauma and atelectrauma [1]. Mortality from ARDS remains elevated despite significant improvements following the ARDSNet and PROSEVA studies [2,3]. Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) has been […]

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Can KDIGO panel guidelines prevent cardiac surgery-associated AKI?

The PrevAKI RCT EJRC Article Review Patient morbidity associated with post-operative AKI following cardiac surgery is significant. Despite this we lack any specific therapy for post-cardiac surgery AKI. The management is limited to preventative and supportive measures, for which the evidence is limited. Novel biomarkers including urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase- 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like […]

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Want to reduce reintubation rates?

Reconnect to Mechanical Ventilation for 1h after a successful spontaneous breathing trial EJRC Article Review Post-extubation respiratory failure causes between 5-30% of patients to require reintubation, which is associated with increased mortality. Spontaneous breathing trials aim to evaluate when a patient is ready for extubation and involves a trial of T-tube, low level pressure support […]

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e-LIVES: LIVES 2017 Webcasts NOW online!

The 30th edition of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s annual congress, LIVES 2017 in Vienna delivered exceptional scientific content and educational excellence, with a record number of expert international faculty members and results from 22 RCTs presented! Today, we are happy to announce that THIS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all our members* […]

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ICM ~ ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

RCTs and Guidelines released at LIVES 2017 (FREE ACCESS)   Seven day profile publication ~ Perner et al. Early goal-directed nutrition versus standard of care in adult intensive care patients: the single-centre, randomised, outcome assessor-blinded EAT-ICU trial. icTV interview with author Original ~ Kang et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the […]

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