World Hand Hygiene Day

Join the Clean Hands Challenge World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th! To support this year’s slogan “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”, ESICM is encouraging members,  colleagues and followers from around the world to participate in the Clean Hands Challenge. The Clean Hands Challenge is a global challenge focused on educating all healthcare workers about hand hygiene […]

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WHO: SAVE LIVES – How to Prevent Sepsis

It’s in your hands – Prevent Sepsis in Healthcare As part of its “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals about the prevention of healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC). They have provided a number of key resources for practitioners […]

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ICM ~ Hot off of the Presses: ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Original ~ Fabiana Madotto et al. Resolved versus confirmed ARDS after 24h: Insights from the LUNG SAFE study. Seven-Day Profile Publication ~ Tobias Welte et al. Efficacy and safety of trimodulin, a novel polyclonal antibody preparation, in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicentre, phase II trial (CIGMA study). […]

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Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke versus Standard Treatment

EJRC Article Review In the last 3 years, a number of randomised controlled trials[1-6] (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, REVASCAT, SWIFT PRIME, DEFUSE 3 and EXTEND IA) and two meta-analyses[7,8] have explored the effect of mechanical, endovascular interventions versus or added to standard treatment. These recent trials focused on larger vessels pathologies, patients with less extensive brain […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Understanding the Disease ~ Takeshi Yoshida et al. Understanding spontaneous vs. ventilator breaths: Impact and monitoring. From the Inside ~ Thomas Bein. Successful repair of aortic dissection, but no more playing with the grandsons. Letter ~ Maja K. von Cube et al. Relative risk and population-attributable fraction of ICU death caused by susceptible […]

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PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in ICU patients

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis EJRC Article Review   Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute-phase protein that has been extensively studied as a specific marker of bacterial infection. Its main proposed value is reduced use of antibiotics. PCT measurement has been recommended in the most recent edition of […]

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