HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR SOCIETY…

  Happy Holidays from your Society… This celebratory 35th year has been an empowering one for ESICM and intensive care medicine globally. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you – our valued members, partners and colleagues for your support over the past year and wish you a […]

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What’s LIVES FORUM?

Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure Madrid, Spain ~ May 3-5, 2018 This topical conference will explore the different monitoring options available to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in different clinical scenarios, from the acute to the weaning phase. In this icTV video, LIVES Forum Committee member Laurent Brochard discusses the inception of this unique conference and […]

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Science has no borders.

EuroAsia 2018 Hong Kong April 11-14, 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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