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Terminal weaning vs immediate extubation

(icTV) Commentary on the ARREVE Observational Study In this icTV interview, Randall J. Curtis discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the ARREVE study, which was the first to compare terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. What impact will the study results have on extubation strategies in the future? Curtis […]

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Can levosimendan prevent postoperative low cardiac output syndrome?

(icTV) Commentary on the LICORN Randomised Clinical Trial Jean-Paul Mira shares his thoughts on the LICORN trial which sought to answer the question: Does a prophylactic levosimendan infusion reduce the incidence of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome in patients with impaired left ventricular function who are undergoing isolated or combined coronary artery bypass grafting surgery under […]

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(icTV) Invitation from ICMx Editor-in-Chief Mervyn Singer

ATTENTION ABSTRACT PRESENTERS: Submit your work to Intensive Care Medicine Experimental Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) always welcomes high quality manuscripts highlighting basic, translational and experimental research related to all facets of critical illness, however it is notable that there were a number of high quality abstracts presented at the recent ESICM annual congress in […]

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EDGT Nutrition?

(icTV) Commentary on EAT-ICU TRIAL Jean-Charles Preiser sits down with icTV to comment on the EAT-ICU trial on early goal-directed nutrition in ICU patients. Results from this trial were presented at LIVES 2017 in Vienna and were recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Read the article in ICM HERE.     […]

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Biomarkers: A viable tool in fighting Invasive Candida infections?

EJRC Article Review Invasive Candida infections are leading causes of mortality among critically ill patients. The diagnosis of such diseases is challenging and a delayed start of the appropriate antifungal therapy was associated with a poor prognosis. Accordingly, early empirical antifungal treatment is warranted on the basis of suspected diagnosis. Observational studies have suggested that […]

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EAT-ICU TRIAL RESULTS

Early goal-directed nutrition versus standard care In this icTV interview, Anders Perner describes the EAT-ICU trial, which compared early goal-directed nutrition versus standard of care in adult intensive care patients. Results from this trial were presented during the Clinical Trials Session at LIVES 2017 in Vienna and were recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Read […]

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FUNGAL BIOMARKERS: RCT RESULTS

ARE FUNGAL BIOMARKERS USEFUL IN TREATING CANDIDA? Saad Nseir sits down with icTV to discuss the encouraging results from his recently published randomised control trial, which examined the use of a biomarker strategy for early discontinuation of empirical antifungal treatment in critically ill patients. Findings from this trial were presented for the first time publicly during […]

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SOS VENTILATION TRIAL RESULTS

SOS VENTILATION TRIAL RESULTS When is it most beneficial to stop sedation? In this icTV interview, Gerald Chanques discusses his recently published randomised, parallel-group clinical trial, which compared immediate interruption of sedation with usual sedation care in critically ill postoperative patients. Results from this trial were presented during the Clinical Trials Session at LIVES 2017 in […]

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GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS

GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS Can the lateral trendelenburg position prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia? In this icTV interview, Gianluigi Li Bassi discusses his recently published RCT “Lateral Trendelenburg versus semirecumbent body position for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia” and Ignacio Martin-Loeches comments on what makes this trial noteworthy.  Results from this trial were presented during the Clinical Trials […]

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